ULCERS in the stomach are usually treated with medication. While uncommon they can develop a hole in the stomach wall or bleed into the stomach. These problems are emergencies requiring urgent care in the hospital. On rare occasions a persistent ulcer, that does not create a hole or bleed, will not heal with medications and that can become an indication for surgical resection.
TUMORS of the stomach require surgical resection for a cure and the amount of resection depends on the type of tumor.
OBSTRUCTION can occur where the outflow of the stomach becomes blocked. This most commonly occurs from scarring down of the outlet from chronic ulcer disease over long periods of time.