Laparoscopic colon resection surgery is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure to remove a diseased section of a colon. Thankfully, Columbia Surgical Associates has a highly skilled and experienced surgical staff with state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal to help remedy any problems.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Columbia Surgical Associates will first ensure a colon resection is the best option through one of two tests: a colonoscopy or barium enema. Preoperative preparation, including blood work, a medical evaluation, chest x-ray and an EKG depending on age and medical condition, are then done and evaluated by qualified surgeons.
During the operation, a specialized camera called a laparoscope is inserted through a cannula (a narrow hollow tube like instrument). The laparoscope transmits images from inside the patient’s abdomen, giving surgeons a magnified view of the patient’s internal organs on a high-resolution monitor. Through the cannulas, surgeons are able to remove part of the colon.
Patients, on average, are able to resume normal activities in 1-2 weeks.
BENEFITS OF LAP COLON RESECTION
- Less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to solid-food diet
- Quicker return of bowel function
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Improved cosmetic results
SET AN APPOINTMENT
Our board certified surgical specialists have more than 100 years of combined experience in the practice of surgery, and specialize in the surgical treatment of a variety of health problems, including colon surgeries.
Please reach out with questions or make an appointment by calling our office at (573) 443-8773.