WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURE AND WHERE IS IT PERFORMED?
Patients who receive vagotomies are most often seen in emergency situations where bleeding and perforated ulcers require immediate intervention. A vagotomy is usually performed by a board-certified surgeon, either a general surgeon who specializes in gastrointestinal surgery or a gastrointestinal endoscopic surgeon. The procedure is performed in a hospital setting.
QUESTIONS TO ASK THE DOCTOR
What are the possible complications involved in vagotomy surgery?