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Laparoscopic Colectomy

Laparascopic Colectomy is the minimal Invasive version of traditional open Surgery, it uses 3-4 tiny incisions instead of big incision in traditional surgery to do the same operation.

  • Diverticular disease, specifically diverticulitis
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign and malignant colon and rectal polyps, tumors     and malignancies (cancer)
  • Severe constipation which does not respond to medicine
  • Rectal prolapse (when rectal tissue relaxes or is no longer supported by the surrounded muscle)
  • Colon volvulus (any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction)
As a result the laparoscopic surgery offers the patient:
  • Much less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Much less wound complication rates including infection
  • Shorter Hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Improved cosmetic results

Patients undergoing colon surgery often face a long and difficult recovery because the traditional “open” procedures are highly invasive. In most cases, surgeons are required to make a long incision. Surgery results in an average hospital stay of a week or more and usually 6 weeks of recovery.

In most laparoscopic colon resections, surgeons operate through 4 or 5 small openings (each about a quarter inch) while watching an enlarged image of the patient’s internal organs on a television monitor. In some cases, one of the small openings may be lengthened to 2 or 3 inches to complete the procedure.