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Stomach removal surgery

A gastrectomy is a medical procedure that involves surgically removing all or part of the stomach.
Why a gastrectomy is carried out
A gastrectomy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including obesity and some types of cancer.
How a gastrectomy is performed
There are different types of gastrectomy, depending on which part of your stomach needs to be removed.
Recovering from gastrectomy
A gastrectomy is a serious operation and recovery can take a long time.
Results of gastrectomy
Gastrectomy is usually an effective treatment for cancer and obesity.
Complications of gastrectomy
As with any type of surgery, a gastrectomy carries a risk of complications. Problems can also occur due to changes in the way you digest food.