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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 9/3/2018

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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