What Is A Colon Resection?
Colon resection refers to a surgical procedure in which a small piece of the colon is removed. Resection is a general term for surgical procedures when tissue or an organ section is removed. Resection of the gut, also known as a partial colectomy, is a surgical procedure in which a section of the colon or rectum is removed due to illness or injury. Diseases of the colon, such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, and colorectal cancer, may be treated surgically by removing a portion of the bowel.
During intestinal resection, the problematic piece of the colon or rectum is surgically removed. Doctors often remove and examine nearby lymph nodes while treating colon cancer. The rectum or colon is then restored to good health after the repair procedure. An open abdominal resection or laparoscopic bowel resection may be used to remove the bowel.
Rather of making one major incision, surgeons doing laparoscopic bowel resection make three to six tiny ones. A quicker comeback is seen.
Before selecting either laparoscopy or open resection, you and your colon specialist will discuss a variety of factors. To name a few:
- Localization and severity of the disease
- How well you're doing medically in general
- Your doctor's expertise and experience will determine how to proceed if there is scar tissue from a previous procedure
- Occasionally, a laparoscopic treatment will need to progress to an open resection
Why Do People Have A Colon Resection?
To get rid of cancer, a colon resection may be needed if the colon is damaged or unwell enough to prevent it from doing its job. If you suffer from any of the following, a resection of your digestive tract may be required:
- Obstruction of the intestines
- Crohn's disease and colon cancer both contribute to the persistent inflammation of the gut that is diverticulitis
Colorectal Cancer Necessitates Bowel Resection
Resection is a general term for surgical procedures when tissue or an organ section is removed. When dealing with colorectal cancer, a bowel resection, or partial colectomy, is performed to remove the tumor. To ensure that no cancerous tissue is left behind, your doctor may remove a little quantity of healthy colon or rectum tissue from both sides of the tumor.
Bowel resection is performed to remove cancerous tissue from the colon or rectum. We check for malignancy by removing lymph nodes locally. The rectum or colon is then restored to good health after the repair procedure. An open abdominal resection or laparoscopic bowel resection may be used to remove the bowel.
After Having Your Bowels Surgically Removed, What Can You Expect?
Bowel resection almost often requires general anesthesia. It's possible that you'll need to stay in the hospital for three days, despite the fact that the typical patient is discharged after just one.
The surgeon conducts a colostomy when the two portions of the colon or rectum cannot be reattached. An external stoma is formed so that waste may be collected in a colostomy bag. Most of the time, a colostomy is only necessary briefly, until the patient's colon or rectum have healed. With the lower rectum gone, the colostomy will be permanent.
It is common for there to be a 6- to 12-week interval between procedures once the first two-stage operation is complete.
Once a patient has completed a single treatment or the second of a two-part procedure, they will need 6-8 weeks to fully recuperate.