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The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your stomach. Find out about the different types of surgery for stomach cancer, what happens before surgery and how you might feel after your operation.

Surgery to remove your stomach

Find out about the different types of surgery for stomach cancer.

Surgery to relieve symptoms

Surgery can help relieve symptoms of advanced stomach cancer including a blockage. Find out about the types of surgery.

Endoscopic mucosal resection - removing the lining of the stomach

Find out how you have endoscopic mucosal resection surgery for stomach cancer.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

Before your operation

Find out what happens before surgery, having an anaesthetic, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

After your operation

Find out about what happens immediately after your operation, what to expect as you recover and possible complications. You can also find out about follow up appointments.

Last reviewed: 
06 Jul 2016

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