Total Gastrectomy for stomach cancer: What can I expect?

Posted by twocents @twocents, May 31, 2021

My husband was diagnosed with stage four gastric cancer in November. He has had chemo, chemo bath and a light dosage of radiation. The end of this month he will have a total gastrectomy. We have been to the mayo clinic twice and this is where the surgery will be. I’m wondering if anyone on here has had a total gastrectomy and what we can expect on recovery time and what the future brings. The surgeon at mayo says he will only be able to eat 3/4 of a cup of food at a time. We have been very pleased with the care we have received at Mayo clinic.

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Well I’ll have to look you up. My surgery date is August 17th at St Mary’s!

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Hello rogro well hoping all went well with your surgery on August 17th correct mine is today pretty nervous but better to remove it than leave it. you can message me take care. Dave

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