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 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.