In vagotomy your surgeon cut one or more part of the valgus nerve that go to different parts of the stomach. After cut branches of this nerve your stomach produce less amount of acid & direases physical activity of the stomach.
Stimulation carried by branches of Vagus nerve your stomach get signal to release acid, Excessive stomach acid productions can damage the protective mucous lining of stomach and leads to peptic ulcers, most commonly gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). vagotomy is an essential surgical management to treat and prevent of peptic ulcer disease (PUD).
Surgical cutting of the vagus nerve can be performed at laparoscopy or using open surgery.The basic types of vagotomy are-
- Truncal vagotomy (TV)
- Selective vagotomy (SV)
- Highly selective vagotomy (HSV)