What is a Gastrectomy?
This medical procedure is the process of removing part of or all of the stomach. Surgeons typically cut through the abdomen in order to retrieve the lower half of the stomach. Though not suggested for minor weight loss alone, this procedure is recommended as a treatment for people who are suffering from stomach ulcers, stomach cancer, fatal obesity, non-cancerous tumors, or oesophageal cancer.
There are different types of gastrectomies that vary depending on the situation. Here at Weight Loss Los Angeles, we have surgeons who analyze the patient’s condition to determine which operation will be most beneficial for their circumstances and health. Full Gastrectomies involve removing the entire stomach while partial gastrectomies only require a portion of the stomach to be removed. With the evolution of robotic surgery, we are entering an age of minimally invasive and scarring operations.