The vagus nerve was removed as were both “flaps” (sphincters?) at top and
bottom of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stomach</span>
, which was pulled up to make the reconnection. All biopsies showed NO cancer
He had many complications after the surgery, including three bouts of pneumonia, two of which were followed by c. diff, and
one which was caused by aspiration. He was actually in a coma for approx. 14 hours. He spent two months in the hospital and
one month in a rehabilitation center.