Gastric Surgery

Overview

Medical conditions of the stomach and other organs involved in the digestive process may require some form of gastric surgery. This surgery may be used to diagnose a condition or to treat a problem. Gastric surgery may also be used to remove a diseased organ, like in an appendectomy (removal of the appendix) or a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder).

Gastric procedures may be performed during open surgery, or laparoscopically, where a tube guides surgical tools and a tiny camera through small incisions in the abdomen. Laparoscopic gastric surgery is not as invasive as open surgery and it reduces recovery time and lessens the risk for complications.

Tests, Treatments and Therapies