There are different organs that you depend on for survival. Without them, you can die. However, it can be surprising to learn that it is possible to live without a stomach. Your body can bypass your stomach’s functions, such as storing and breaking down the food you eat before passing it to your intestines.
Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) is a burning sensation in the chest area. It occurs when stomach acid goes back to the esophagus or food pipe. When acid reflux occurs several times a week, doctors diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Open gallbladder removal is the surgery that doctors perform to remove the gallbladder. Doctors use a single large incision in the stomach area when performing this surgery. Another name for it is open cholecystectomy.
In treating health conditions, minimally invasive surgery has numerous advantages. In recent years, technology has made this surgery more popular than traditional ones. Surgeons, however, choose the surgeries based on the condition of each patient.