Stomach Resection (Laparoscopic Gastrectomy)
Laparoscopic gastrectomy is a procedure to remove a portion or all of the stomach for benign or malignant disease. In malignant conditions the minimum lymph node dissection is 15 nodes for staging purposes. The procedure provides equivalent resections with equivalent lymphadenectomy comparable to the open approach with no compromise in recurrence or long-term survival. There are known benefits of laparoscopic gastrectomy including reduced surgical trauma, blood loss, pain and quicker recovery for the patient.