URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100022.htm

Gastrectomy - series—Indications

Chronic stomach problems

Overview

In cases of chronic stomach problems (such as ulcers), or obesity or cancer, partial or total removal of the stomach may be indicated.

Review Date 10/18/2018

Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics