• Delayed Gastric Emptying

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    Gastroparesis or Delayed Stomach Emptying is a condition that causes food to stay in the stomach for too long.

    Symptoms of Gastroparesis or Delayed Stomach Emptying

    • Upper abdominal pain or swelling

    • Nausea & vomiting

    • Heartburn

    • Loss of appetite

    • Weight loss

    • Excessive gas or bloating

    Laparoscopic surgery of Gastroparesis or Delayed Stomach Emptying

    Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy:

    The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia with surgeon making 3-4 tiny incisions in the abdomen. One of the incisions is used to insert a port (nozzle) that fills the carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen to inflate it. Now laparoscope is inserted through another incision. A laparoscope is a telescope lookalike with a light and camera on the end. It allows the surgeon to clearly view inside of the abdomen on the monitor outside. Now using surgical instruments, small intestine (jejunum) is connected to the stomach with surgical staplers. After the completion of procedure, the carbon dioxide is released out of the abdomen and incisions are closed with sutures or staples, or covered with glue-like bandage.

    Advantages of Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy

    • Less pain

    • Shorter operative time

    • Better cosmetic result

    • Shorter hospital stay

    • Lower requirement for intravenous narcotics

    • Faster recovery

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • High success rate

    Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha