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What is vagotomy?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Cuts the Acid Nerve

The vagus nerve goes to the stomach and triggers acid secretion and stomach emptying.
The nerve continues down to the small intestine for allowing food to move food through the intestines. We cut the vagus nerve when there are ulcers and excess acid production. A selective cutting of the nerve can decrease the acid production from the upper stomach, but allow the lower stomach to empty.

In brief: Cuts the Acid Nerve

The vagus nerve goes to the stomach and triggers acid secretion and stomach emptying.
The nerve continues down to the small intestine for allowing food to move food through the intestines. We cut the vagus nerve when there are ulcers and excess acid production. A selective cutting of the nerve can decrease the acid production from the upper stomach, but allow the lower stomach to empty.
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