All you wanted to know about Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Dr. Manish Joshi is a Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist, GI Oncologist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon at the BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore. He had earlier served as Head of Surgical Gastroenterology services at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore for almost 3 years. 

What is Gastric Outlet Obstruction?

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What causes Gastric Obstruction?

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Benign Causes

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Malignant Causes

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Symptoms of Gastric Outlet Obstruction

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Diarrhea

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Fever and fatigue

Abdominal pain and cramping

Blood in your stool

Reduced appetite

Unintended weight loss

Risk Factors

Ulcerative Colitis 

  • Colon cancer. 
  • Skin, eye and joint inflammation. 
  • Blood clots: IBD increases the risk of blood clots in veins and arteries. 
  • Toxic megacolo: Ulcerative colitis may cause the colon to rapidly widen and swell, a serious condition known as toxic megacolon. 
  • A hole in the colon (perforated colon): A perforated colon most commonly is caused by toxic megacolon, but it may also occur on its own. 
  • Severe dehydration: Excessive diarrhea can result in dehydration. 

Crohn’s disease 

  • Colon cancer 
  • Blood clots 
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Malnutrition
  • Ulcers in digestive tract  
  • Fistulas 
  • Anal fissure

Diagnosis of Gastric Outlet Obstruction

Blood Test

  • Tests for anemia or infection 
  • Fecal occult blood test

Endoscopic Procedures

  • Colonoscopy 
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy  
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy  
  • Balloon-assisted enteroscopy

Imaging Procedures

  • X-ray.  
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan.  
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  

Treatment of Gastric Outlet Obstruction Surgery

Medication

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Nutrition Suplements

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Surgery

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Gastrointestinal Outlet Obstruction FAQ's

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PreOp-Instructions

  • ON THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY
    Proceed with normal activities, normal diet & Shower
  • AFTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE THE DAY OF SURGERY
    Do not eat or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints, Brushing teeth is okay
  • ON THE DAY OF SURGERY
    Do not eat or drink anything Brushing teeth is okay Shower if you did not shower the night before
  • These are typical instructions. Your instructions by your surgeon or doctor may vary.

These are typical instructions. Your instructions by your surgeon or doctor may vary.

PostOp-Instructions

  • ON THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY
    Proceed with normal activities, normal diet & Shower
  • AFTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE THE DAY OF SURGERY
    Do not eat or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints, Brushing teeth is okay
  • ON THE DAY OF SURGERY
    Do not eat or drink anything Brushing teeth is okay Shower if you did not shower the night before
  • These are typical instructions. Your instructions by your surgeon or doctor may vary.

These are typical instructions. Your instructions by your surgeon or doctor may vary.

Key Benefits of Laparoscopic / Robotics Surgery

Key Hole Surgery

No Bigger Cuts

Shorter Hospital Stay

Safe & Stress Free Surgery

Short Stay Surgery

Dedicated Doctors

Best-in-Class Process for Best-in-Class Patient Experience

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Post-Surgery Counselling

Discharge & Follow-Up

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