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Digestive Health

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.