Stomach

Stomach surgery is referred to as gastrectomy. The gastrectomy can be partial, where only some of the stomach is removed. Or it may be a total gastrectomy, where the entire stomach is removed.

This is done for both non-cancerous or cancerous conditions.

Conditions where a gastrectomy is performed include:

  • Complications of peptic ulcer disease, such as perforation or narrowing
  • Stomach tumours such as GIST
  • Stomach cancer