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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.

Endoscopic mucosal resection - removing the lining of the stomach

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

Surgery to remove all or part of your stomach

You might have all or part of your stomach removed (a subtotal or total gastrectomy). This depends on the stage of your cancer and where it is in your stomach. Find out about how this is done.

Surgery to relieve symptoms

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

Before your operation

Before surgery, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team. You usually go into hospital on the morning of your operation.

Going into hospital

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

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel, about post-surgery complications and your follow up appointments.

Problems after surgery

Find out about the possible complications after your surgery for stomach cancer.

Last reviewed: 
06 Jul 2016

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