Colon Resection Surgery
An Effective Procedure to Ensure Total Digestive Health
Sometimes, the best way to treat a digestive health disease is to perform a colon resection, which involves surgically removing part or all of your colon tissue.
Colon surgery can be performed to treat:
- Colon cancer
- Colon polyps
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Colonic inertia
- Severe blockage
- Severe bowel bleeding
Colon resection may be advised after your doctor analyzes the findings from a colonoscopy.
The surgery can be performed as an open resection or a laparoscopic resection. In an open resection, one long cut is made along the belly, while in a laparoscopic resection, two to four small incisions are made so that a tiny camera can be inserted while small surgical tools remove the appropriate tissue. Laparoscopic resection is less invasive than the open method – most patients are able to go home and return to their normal routines within a week or two.