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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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My dog recently (Friday) had to have an emergency gastro

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my dog recently (Friday) had to have an emergency gastro pexi, What would cause this?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: recovering from that operation has me extremely worried
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: hurting from a gastric dilation surgical procedure
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: please explain to me about the gastric dilatation operation
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** I'm glad to hear that your guy is recovering from the surgery for his twisted stomach. When a stomach twists, it can be a fatal situation if not caught in a time frame that allows the surgery to be done successfully. Basically a twisted stomach surgery involves putting the stomach back into its normal position and then fixing (suturing it) to the abdominal side wall to stabilize it so it shouldn't rotate in the future. Here is a great link with pictures that I want you to read and then ask questions that it brings up.

Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 5 months ago.