Surgery of the stomach is performed to help people lose weight, as well as to treat disorders and diseases of the stomach. A General Surgeon can perform stomach surgery. Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, can develop in any part of the stomach and spread to other organs. Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer detected early. It involves removal of part or all of the stomach. Stomach surgery may be carried out with minimally invasive laparoscopic (‘keyhole’) procedures.
Weight Loss surgery
includes a variety of procedures, with the main aim being to reduce the size of the stomach to help achieve long-term weight loss. Three key procedures are: reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted band (gastric banding); removing part of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion); or redirecting the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass).
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Mr Michael Hii is an oesophago-gastric surgeon who specialises in the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, hiatus hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, surgery for achalasia and obesity surgery . . . .
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, specialising in surgery for disorders of the stomach and oesophagus, and weight loss surgery . . . .
Dr Salena Ward is an Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon who consults in Box Hill, Bundoora and Lilydale . . . .