Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrectomy SurgeryDelivering Quicker Recovery with Less Pain
A gastrectomy is a partial or full surgical removal of the stomach.
Gastrectomies are performed to treat cancer and ulcerations of the stomach wall.
In severe ulcers or cancer it may be necessary to remove a portion of the stomach. This can often be perfomed laparoscopically. The remaining stomach is reattached to the small intestine, creating a new passage for food to pass. Open partial gastrectomies require an average of one week in-hospital stay while laparoscopic partial gastrectomy patients are usually home in 3 days.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare lesions stemming from connective tissue anywhere along the length of the gut. This video reviews treatment of such a tumor through Laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy performed by Mark Liberman, M.D.