What is Gastrectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Gastrectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the stomach. It is performed as a treatment for stomach cancer and may also be used for a bleeding gastric ulcer, and noncancerous growths.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stomach cancer 26 0
Esophageal cancer 1 0
Gastrointestinal bleeding 1 1
Obesity 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gastrectomy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 1
Stomach pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Gastrectomy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Gastrectomy.