LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR COLON AND RECTAL CANCERS

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon and Rectal cancer is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which the surgeon removes the tumour in the Colon/ rectum through the use of a laparoscope and surgical instruments. The procedures are conducted to:

Laparoscopic Surgery For Colon And Rectal Cancers
  • Remove cancerous part of the colon and rectal area.
  • To remove lymph nodes near the colon and rectal area which have been affected by cancer cells.

Why Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon and Rectal Malignancy is required

  • Incisions for surgery are smaller resulting in lesser pain as compared to open surgery
  • The lesser time required for the bowel movements to return to normal.
  • Recovery is fast and takes lesser time
  • A shorter period of hospitalisation.
  • Lesser complications.

The decision about which procedure to use is dependent on the location of the tumour, its size, age of the patient and the stage at which the surgery is being done.

How the procedure is done

Before the procedure starts the patient is administered with general anaesthesia. A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision to monitor the exact condition of the affected area and to monitor the removal procedure during the surgery. The surgeon makes two-three small incision in the abdominal area, through the surgical instruments are inserted to conduct the surgery. The surgeon operates the affected part of the colon or the rectum and removes it along with the tumours or ulcers. After the procedure is over the surgeon stitches all the incisions and they have dressed appropriately.

Before the procedure starts the patient is administered with general anaesthesia. A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision to monitor the exact condition of the affected area and to monitor the removal procedure during the surgery. The surgeon makes two-three small incision in the abdominal area, through the surgical instruments are inserted to conduct the surgery. The surgeon operates the affected part of the colon or the rectum and removes it along with the tumours or ulcers. After the procedure is over the surgeon stitches all the incisions and they have dressed appropriately.

After the surgery, the patient is sent to the post-operation room where he is kept for a few hours under observation. Then he is shifted to the ICU or Warding depending on the health condition of the patients. The patient is not allowed to food or liquid intake immediately after the surgery. The patient may have to stay in the hospital for a couple of days depending on the recovery rate. On discharge, the doctor will prescribe medicines and advise on how to take care of the patient. It takes a few weeks for the patient to return to his normal routine life.

More about Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon and Rectal cancers,
you can reach directly to Dr. Arun Bhardwaj at +91-8506856072, 9716972820


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