How will pancreatic surgery affect my stomach?

Anatomically, the pancreas lies just beneath the stomach. Surgical dissection and resection in this area can cause a condition known as a “gastric ileus,” or temporary paralysis of the stomach. This condition can manifest itself with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, or abdominal pain after eating.

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