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Damage to the vagus nerve during surgery, or intentional removal of the vagus nerve, is the third most common cause of gastroparesis, and is responsible for approximately 13% of cases. Injury may occur during operations for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), bariatric surgery, peptic ulcers, heart or lung transplants.


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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