Robotic Gastrectomy


A gastrectomy is a full or partial removal of the stomach, often done to remove stomach cancer or to treat bleeding and inflammation.

What is it

Commonly used to treat cancer, this procedure uses four small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. The stomach cancer is removed from the surrounding tissues and organs and is removed. It may also be used for weight loss.

How to prepare

You may need to stop taking certain medications prior to the procedure. You will need to stop eating and drinking for a specified amount of time before the procedure.

What happens during the process

This procedure is done under anesthetic. The portion of the stomach being removed is taken out, and the intestine is either connected to the rest of the stomach or the esophagus.

Risks and Complications

  • Maldigestion may occur
  • Digestive tract blockage
  • Leaking stomach acid


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