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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vagotomy?

Vagotomy is a surgical procedure that is done to reduce acid production in the stomach by cutting down all or parts of the vagus nerve. Vagus nerve is a cranial nerve that runs from the bottom of the brain to the neck till thorax and abdomen along the gastrointestinal tract. Vagus nerve stimulation is responsible for acid production in the stomach, hence, cutting down the vagus nerve reduces or inhibits the production of acid in the stomach.
There are 3 types of vagotomy:

  1. Truncal Vagotomy
  2. Selective Vagotomy
  3. Highly Selective Vagotomy

What are the advantages of Vagotomy?

  1. Reduces acidity of the stomach
  2. Prevents peptic ulcers
  3. Symptomatic relief from gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  4. Treats stomach ulcers

What are the indications of Vagotomy?

Vagotomy is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Peptic ulcers
  2. Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
  3. H.pylori infection in the gastrointestinal tract(GIT)
  4. Reduce acid production in GIT

What are the steps involved in Vagotomy?

  1. For all types of vagotomy, the patient will be under general anesthesia.
  2. A long incision is made along the thorax and the selected or all vagus nerve is being cut.
  3. After completion, the incision is being stitched together and the patient is transferred to the recovery.

Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Vagotomy?

A certified and trained Neurosurgeon who is well experienced in Vagotomy can perform this surgery.

What is the cost of Vagotomy?

The minimum cost for Vagotomy in Hyderabad starts from Rs. 65,000

The average expenses for Vagotomy in Hyderabad is approximately Rs. 1,32,500

The maximum amount to be paid for Vagotomy in Hyderabad rises up to Rs. 2,00,000

Cost of Vagotomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc

What are the risks and complications associated with Vagotomy?

Following are a few risks and complications of Vagotomy:

  1. Bleeding internally 
  2. Food doesn't stay in the stomach for proper digestion
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Increased heart rate after consuming food
  6. Side effects from anesthesia
  7. Fluctuating blood sugar levels
  8. Abdominal pain or bloating

How long does it take to complete Vagotomy?

The time required to complete Vagotomy is about 2-3 hours.

What is the recovery time for Vagotomy?

Individuals who undergo Vagotomy may take up to 6 weeks to recover completely.

What is the success rate of Vagotomy?

The success rate of Vagotomy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon
  4. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of Vagotomy maybe 85-90%.

Is Vagotomy permanent?

Vagotomy is a permanent procedure as denervating the vagus nerve cannot be reversed.

What are the long-term results of Vagotomy?

  1. Decreased acid production in the stomach
  2. Unexplained weight loss or gain
  3. Prevents recurrence of peptic ulcers
  4. Fluctuating blood sugar levels
  5. Malabsorption

Can Vagotomy be detected in the future?

Vagotomy can be detected in the future as it involves cutting down all or the part of vagus nerves.

What are the options if Vagotomy fails?

If Vagotomy fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or opt for an alternative approach.

What are the alternatives for Vagotomy?

The following are the alternatives for Vagotomy:

  1. Medical Therapy
  2. Naturotherapy
  3. Lifestyle and food habits modifications