What is stomach cancer?
The abnormal growth of cells in the cells of the mucous lining of the stomach is known as Stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is known as Adenocarcinoma.
What are the symptoms of Stomach cancer?
- Loss of appetite
- The stomach will be full even though the consumption of food is less
- Severe heartburn
- Indigestion problems
- Abdominal bloating
- Nausea or vomiting (persistent and chronic)
What are the causes of stomach cancer?
A sudden change in the DNA cells is known as a mutation, and it is the primary reason for stomach cancer. The mutation leads to the unusual growth and multiplication of cells. It is also claimed that stomach cancer is affecting many people in the world due to the consumption of food, which is preserved by the refrigerator. Some other causes are
- Asbestos exposure
- Infection caused by Epstein Barr virus
Laparoscopic Surgery for Stomach Cancer
Laparoscopic D2 gastrectomy has become the choice of treatment over conventional open gastrectomy for gastric cancer because of its benefits such as less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and improved cosmetic outcome. However, surgeons offer to perform laparoscopic D2 gastrectomy to patients with stomach cancer in the upper third, middle third, or in the whole stomach.
Before suggesting Laparoscopic D2 gastrectomy a laparoscopic surgeon would perform certain tests to evaluate the condition and a biopsy to confirm cancer. For more information contact our laparoscopic specialists.