Stomach Cancer Surgery
Surgery is the most common treatment for stomach cancer. The type of procedure required depends on the extent of the cancer.
Surgical Options for Stomach Cancer
Surgical oncologists at Miami Valley Hospital perform total and subtotal gastrectomy for stomach cancer. Total gastrectomy is the complete removal of the stomach and the establishment of a Gastric Bypass esophagojejunostomy (a direct passage from the esophagus to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing the stomach). Surgeons perform this procedure to remove large tumors or cancerous lesions that are localized in the upper third part of the stomach.
The Minimally Invasive Advantage
Surgeons perform the traditional open procedure through a long midline incision in the abdomen. Research has demonstrated that completely minimally invasive total and partial gastric resections for non-cancerous and cancerous tumors have good results, and were proven to be safe procedures.
The main advantages of the minimally invasive approach are:
- Faster recovery
- Decreased blood loss
- Better immunological response
- Less postoperative pain
- A more rapid recovery
- Early return of bowel function and food intake
- Shorter hospital stay
Robotic gastrectomy enables your surgeon to maintain the oncological standard of the open surgical technique, while offering the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery.
Preparing for Stomach Cancer Surgery
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Content Updated: November 10, 2014