A partial gastrectomy is a procedure in which part of the stomach – most commonly the lower part – is removed. The lymph nodes near the stomach may be removed as well. At Moffitt Cancer Center, our experienced gastrointestinal surgeons perform a high volume of these procedures each year, serving many patients from St. Petersburg, Florida, and other nearby areas.
A partial gastrectomy may be recommended when:
- A patient has been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), adenocarcinoma or gastrointestinal lymphoma
- The surgery is likely to achieve positive margins (removal of the entire tumor, with no signs of cancer remaining in the surrounding tissues)
- A total gastrectomy is not required because the cancer has not spread extensively throughout the organ (or to other parts of the body)
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we evaluate each patient individually to determine the best approach to treatment. When our recommendations include a partial gastrectomy, our surgeons work with the other members of the patient’s treatment team, including his or her medical oncologists or radiation oncologists, to determine how to best incorporate the procedure into the patient’s comprehensive treatment plan.
Depending on a patient’s specific needs, we may recommend a traditional or a minimally invasive approach for a partial gastrectomy. Our surgeons are highly experienced with today’s most advanced GI surgery techniques, and every procedure that they perform allows them to enhance their surgical precision. When it comes to stomach cancer treatment, we are one of the best in the St. Petersburg region.
Referrals are never required to seek treatment at Moffitt. To schedule a consultation with one of our gastrointestinal surgeons, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and other surrounding areas to consult with us regarding a partial gastrectomy or other surgical treatment options.