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Antrectomy with Vagotomy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about an antrectomy with vagotomy?

An antrectomy with vagotomy is usually done to treat ulcers. It is also done for bleeding, tears, blockage, or cancer in your stomach. Your surgeon will remove the lower part of your stomach. The stomach that is left will be attached to your intestine. Your surgeon will also remove some of the nerves that tell your stomach to make more acid (vagotomy).

How do I prepare for my surgery?

You may need to have an endoscopy weeks before your surgery. This will help your surgeon make a plan for your surgery. Your healthcare provider will tell you how to prepare for your surgery. You may need to take antibiotics for days before your surgery to prevent an infection. Your healthcare provider may tell you not to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery. He or she will also tell you what medicines to take or not take the morning of your surgery.

What will happen during an antrectomy with vagotomy?

What will happen after my surgery?

You will be taken to a room and monitored until you are fully awake. Then you will be taken to your hospital room. The NG tube will stay in place for at least 1 day. You may only be able to have clear liquids for a few days after surgery.

What are the risks of an antrectomy with vagotomy?

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