For patients with certain diseases of the colon, including diverticulitis, colon cancer and colon polyps, and intestinal bleeding, removal of part of the colon (colectomy) may be necessary. In this surgery, the relevant portion of the colon is removed, depending on the individual needs of the patient and disease process. Colectomy can usually be performed laparoscopically, using several small incisions to insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments. After surgery, most patients are in the hospital for 3-4 days while waiting for the intestines to start working again. Many patients are back to work within 2-4 weeks.
Our surgeons at TOA Surgical Specialists offer excellent care in abdominal surgeries, including laparoscopic colectomies. To learn more about this procedure and others that are performed by our physicians, please contact us today.
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