Gastric Surgery

Surgery for gastric ulcer:

A large gastric ulcer in the stomach presents with severe upper abdominal pain and vomiting. Quite often these ulcers heal by medication. These ulcers can bleed massively requiring transfusion of blood and sometimes surgery. Surgery for ulcers will be in the form of partial gastrectomy called as Gastric Surgery.

Surgery for duodenal ulcer:

Duodenal ulcers can cause bleeding or sometimes gastric outlet obstruction causing persistent vomiting. Surgery for this ailment will be in the form of gastro-jejunostomy and truncal vagotomy

Surgery for cancer of the stomach:

Cancer of the stomach is a very common ailment in southern India. These patients present with a varied presentation which includes weight loss, pain abdomen, vomiting or sometimes with no symptoms at all. An upper GI endoscopy is usually diagnostic. Cancer of the stomach will primarily require surgery in the form of partial,total gastrectomy or bypass followed by chemotherapy if necessary.

Surgery for corrosive injury of the stomach

Acid injury to the stomach due to accidental or suicidal ingestion of bathroom acid causes severe damage to the stomach, which will require emergency or elective surgery on the stomach like Bypass Gastric Surgery and Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Fundoplication for hiatus hernia:

Severe heartburn due to hiatus hernia will at times require surgical treatment in the form of a fundoplication to reconstruct a new valve at the junction between the food pipe and stomach.