Facebook Pixel

Medical Travel Made Simple

Compare clinics and arrange your medical trip

Receive top healthcare services

Visit amazing places

Best prices guaranteed!

FlyMedi is completely free!

Gastrectomy

Compare 12 clinics

Gastrectomy is a stomach surgery, during which specialists remove a part of stomach or stomach as a whole. There are several reasons for undergoing such a stomach operation - some of these of strict health-related nature, while in other cases gastrectomy operation is treated as weight loss treatment such as stomach sleeve. No matter the case, it is an important medical procedure, influencing patient’s quality of life as well as their habits in the future.

Gastrectomy Candidates

From many reasons for partial or total stomach removal, the most common are:
•Tumor
•Some types of stomach cancer
•Polyps and ulcers
•Using partial stomach removal as a weight loss treatment

Am I Suitable for Gastrectomy?

If you suffer from stomach cancer or tumor, have health or life-threatening polyps and ulcers, or fight with morbid obesity, you may be eligible for gastrectomy. However, the decision regarding stomach removal will be taken by your specialist.

Preparing for Gastrectomy

Preparation for gastrectomy has a few stages. Firstly, when the decision about partial or total gastrectomy is taken, you need to inform your doctor about all type of diseases and medical conditions that you suffer from, as well as all medicines you take on a regular basis. Your specialist will decide which of them can affect your stomach removal surgery. For around a week before your stomach surgery, it is important to put aside all blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin. Finally, for a day or so before gastrectomy, you need to fast and not take neither food nor even a sip of water.

How is Gastrectomy Performed?

There are four types of gastrectomy surgery:
•Total gastrectomy – doctor removes all of the patient’s stomach during stomach surgery
•Partial gastrectomy – usually the lower part of one’s stomach is removed
•Sleeve gastrectomy – only left side of patient’s stomach is removed in gastric surgery, it is performed usually as a weight loss treatment
•Oesophagogastrectomy – both the top of one’s stomach and some part of gullet is removed
Apart from this, there are two main techniques of gastrectomy, regarding the way doctor accesses patient’s stomach. In the classical method, the doctor opens patient’s abdomen in order to perform gastrectomy. The newer approach is to perform laparoscopic gastrectomy, where instead of a wide cut, the doctor makes small incisions and enter patient’s abdomen with the use of laparoscope. This method of stomach surgery results is shorter recovery and less visible scarring.

Gastrectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

6-10 days

Back to Work

Up to the case

Duration of Operation

Several hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Gastrectomy Recovery

The first day or two after your gastrectomy can be a quite unpleasant experience. A tube will be placed in your stomach through your nose in order to collect fluids produced by it. For the next few days after stomach removal, you will need to stay at the hospital in order to recover. Then, there comes a normal life with a completely new diet – doctor will introduce you into details but shortly food will need to be vitamin-rich while high-fibre foods are forbidden. This diet may accompany you for several months after your stomach surgery or even for longer than that.

Gastrectomy Risks and Complications

Gastrectomy procedure is a complex surgery, during which you may be exposed to some risks. These include infections, internal bleeding, leaking of stomach acid and complications related to your digestive system. However, these are rather rare and in the hands of a good specialist, these shouldn’t happen during your gastrectomy.

Gastrectomy Side Effects

One of the most important side effects of partial or total gastrectomy is so called dumping syndrome. Many patients who underwent stomach removal operation are suffering from it. If you eat too much or you choose inappropriate food, your gastric system may react with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, using a tailored diet after your gastrectomy should limit the occurrence of dumping syndrome.

Gastrectomy Success Rates

Success rates of gastrectomy procedure depend on the exact type of stomach removal applied. As for partial or sleeve gastrectomy, the success rate is estimated to be around 99%, with 75% success rate as for weight loss effects. As for total gastrectomy, the 5-year survival rate is thought to be around 70%.

Before and After Gastrectomy

The main difference after gastrectomy is diet. Adapting to it may take some time. Apart from it, stomach removal should have a positive influence on patient’s well-being, regarding both health and (in the case of patients suffering previously from morbid obesity) weight loss.

Read More Show Less
Contact Clinic

NB Kadikoy Diabetes And Obesity Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 6,000
Contact Clinic

Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 6,397
Contact Clinic

Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
Please enquire
Contact Clinic

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
Please enquire
Average Ratings:  
52 reviews

Gastrectomy Cost

Average Gastrectomy costs are € 6,198, based on Gastrectomy prices from 12 clinics. Cheapest Gastrectomy cost is € 6,000 where Gastrectomy prices can go up to € 6,397.

Gastrectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Gastrectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Gastrectomy costs as low as € 6,000.

Please note that the Gastrectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Gastrectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Gastrectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Gastrectomy quote, please click HERE.

Gastrectomy FAQ

?
Is Gastric Sleeve a Good Weight Loss Treatment?

Most of the specialists use gastric sleeve or other techniques such as lap band and gastric bypass only if more traditional, non-invasive methods such as diet and active lifestyle fail. Therefore, sleeve gastrectomy is rather the last attempt at weight loss treatment.

?
How does your Life Look Like after Gastrectomy?

It depends on the scope of your operation. However, in general, patients get used to their new diet and can lead a good quality life.

?
Is Gastrectomy a Good Method of Fighting a Stomach Cancer?

It depends on cancer, its size, position, and development. Your doctor will decide whether stomach removal is an appropriate method of fighting with cancer.