Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gastrojejunostomy?
The surgical connection made between the stomach and the start of the jejunum(proximal loop) is known as Gastrojejunostomy. This is performed to bypass the gastric contents or to drain the contents from the stomach. This is a minimally invasive procedure where a long tube called gastrojejunostomy is passed through the abdomen and into the small intestine. This will help in relieving the gastric outlet obstruction.
What are the advantages of Gastrojejunostomy?
Advantages of Gastrojejunostomy are:
- Better digestion in individuals with digestive tract damage
- Proper nutrition supply for the patients
What are the indications of Gastrojejunostomy?
Gastrojejunostomy is indicated in few of the following conditions:
- Individuals not getting enough nutrients
- Neck or mouth cancer
- Pain during swallowing
- Hard to swallow
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Nervous system disorder where muscles are weak or impaired
- Digestive tract damage
- Inability to eat (usually in young children and infants)
- Serious terminal illness
- Motor or neurological dysfunction
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Gastrojejunostomy?
A certified and trained Gastroenterologist or a General Surgeon who is well experienced in Gastrojejunostomy can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Gastrojejunostomy?
The minimum cost for Gastrojejunostomy in Bangalore starts from Rs. 67,000
The average expenses for Gastrojejunostomy in Bangalore is approximately Rs. 89,000
The maximum amount to be paid for Gastrojejunostomy in Bangalore rises up to Rs. 140,136
Cost of Gastrojejunostomy depends on factors such as:
- Admission fee
- Doctor fee
- Age of the patient
- Patient’s medical condition
- Complications after the surgery
- Hospital type
- The admission room that you opted for
- Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc
Is Gastrojejunostomy a major surgery or minor surgery?
Gastrojejunostomy is considered a minor procedure as it is minimally invasive and recovery time is also less.
What are the risks and complications associated with Gastrojejunostomy?
Following are the few risks and complications associated with Gastrojejunostomy:
- Skin irritation or skin issues near the incision site
- Damage to the intestines
- Abdominal infection
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe electrolytes imbalance
How long does it take to complete Gastrojejunostomy?
Gastrojejunostomy usually takes 2-3 hours to complete.
What is the recovery time for Gastrojejunostomy?
The dressing is not required after 5-7 days after the installation of a Gastrojejunostomy tube.
What is the success rate of Gastrojejunostomy?
Following factors affect the success rate of Gastrojejunostomy:
- Patient’s age
- Patient’s medical condition
- Experience of the surgeon
- Type of surgery or procedure performed
However, the success rate of Gastrojejunostomy maybe 65-75%.
Is Gastrojejunostomy permanent?
Gastrojejunostomy can be either a permanent procedure or a temporary procedure depending on the patient’s condition.
What are the long-term results of Gastrojejunostomy?
Few long-term results of Gastrojejunostomy are:
- Tube is obstructed
- Food residue
- Displacement of the tube
Can Gastrojejunostomy be detected in the future?
Gastroejunostomy can be detected in the future as a jejunostomy tube will be present on the abdomen to administer the food.
What are the options if Gastrojejunostomy fails?
If Gastroejunostomy fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or an alternative approach.
What are the alternatives for Gastrojejunostomy?
The following are the alternatives for Gastrojejunostomy:
- Naso-gastric/enteric tube
- Oro-gastric/enteric tube