Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery
Surgery is the most common treatment for gastric cancer that can be performed either open or laparoscopic. There are two main types of gastric cancer surgery.
- Incomplete: the surgeon picks up part of the cancerous gastric and sometimes part of the esophagus or small intestine. Adjacent lymph nodes and other tissues may also be removed.
- Full: surgeon picks up all gastric, nearby lymph nodes, parts of the esophagus and small intestine, and other tissues near the tumor. In some cases the spleen is also removed. Then the surgeon connects the esophagus directly into the small intestine and makes a new gastric by using colon tissue.