Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the stomach.
There are three main types of Gastrectomy, the procedure is chosen by the doctor will vary according to the health problem or personal factors of the patient:
Gastrectomy surgery is used to treat stomach problems such as:
Gastrectomy surgery takes 1-3 hours
The risks of anesthesia and surgery in general include:
The risks of this surgery include:
Gastrectomy procedure needs a recovery period of 2-3 weeks
Gastrectomy surgery is most often performed to treat stomach cancer. It can also be used in some cases to treat benign stomach ulcers, bleeding, inflammation, blockages, or tumors.
Risk factors for complications during the procedure
Surgeons can perform stomach surgery in two ways:
After we receive your information request, the first step will be the online consultation as in every procedure. During this consultation, our specialists will ask you some questions to define your problems well and try to learn your complaints and expectations first.
The target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a suitable candidate for a gastrectomy procedure or not. Your current health status, allergies, regular or current medications, previous surgeries, and any other medical data you may provide will be very useful to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you at this stage.
After your candidacy is decided, we will start to make the best treatment plan for you. We prepare a list of the clinics and surgeons meeting your criteria and share it with you. Once you select one of them, we proceed to the next stage which involves the date determination and detailed adjustments.
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with the surgeon who will perform your gastrectomy surgery. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and concerns and make you understand what you should expect from your surgery.
Everything you need to know about your gastrectomy process will be very well explained and tried to be simulated as much as possible, in the order for you to feel ready and enlightened.
Before the gastrectomy procedure begins, your surgeon will conduct some medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the surgery. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing will hinder the result of the procedure and if any risk is detected, surgeons try to eliminate it first.
The surgery is performed while you are under general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free). The surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen and removes all or part of the stomach, depending on the reason for the procedure.
Depending on which part of the stomach has been removed, it may be necessary to reconnect the intestine to the remaining portion of the stomach (partial Gastrectomy) or the esophagus (total Gastrectomy).
Currently, some surgeons perform Gastrectomy using a camera. The surgery, which is called laparoscopy, is done with a few small surgical incisions. The advantages of this surgery are faster recovery, less pain, and only a few small incisions.
The patient may consume any food or drink that does not cause discomfort unless the doctor tells him otherwise. Certain foods may be more difficult to digest after gastric surgery, often the patient has to change his diet because his stomach is smaller and he may be less able to handle certain foods.
Some people experience nutritional deficiencies after gastrectomies. Medical professionals should monitor a person's levels of vitamin B12, iron, folic acid, calcium, vitamin D.
Is Gastrectomy Procedure Painful?
Pain and discomfort may occur after the procedure, but this pain can be easily managed with simple painkillers prescribed by your surgeon.
When to Contact the Doctor After Gastrectomy Surgery?
How to Prepare for A Gastrectomy?
Is Gastrectomy cost abroad affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the Gastrectomy cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.