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Gastrectomy - series

Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

The patient will be on nasogastric tube suction to keep the stomach empty and at rest after surgery. After several days and when the stomach starts to function normally again the tube will be removed and the patient will begin ingesting clear liquids and gradually progress to a full and normal diet.

Update Date 12/10/2012

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