surgery, a parietal cell vagotomy involves removing the branches of the vagus
nerve located in the esophagus that lead to different areas of the stomach. The
vagus nerve helps with signaling hunger to the brain and in the production of
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Treated with a Parietal Cell Vagotomy:
parietal cell vagotomy may be performed in cases of ulcers.
alternatives to a parietal cell vagotomy include antacids and dietary
restrictions. A laparoscopic vagotomy or truncal vagotomy may be performed as
Anesthesia with a
Parietal Cell Vagotomy:
cell vagotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the
patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from a Parietal Cell Vagotomy:
risks following a parietal cell vagotomy include infection, bleeding and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia.