Colon Resection, What Is It?
A surgical operation called a colon resection involves removing a portion of the colon. Resection refers to any procedure that involves removing tissue or a section of an organ. During bowel resection, commonly referred to as partial colectomy, a diseased or damaged piece of the colon or rectum is cut off. Bowel resection is a viable treatment option for a variety of colon diseases, including Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, and colorectal cancer.
The troublesome portion of the colon or rectum is removed during intestinal resection. When a doctor removes colon cancer, they also remove and check the lymph nodes around for cancer. After that, the colon or rectum is repaired in a sound condition. The bowel is removed either by an open resection of the abdomen or a laparoscopy.
For bowel resection during laparoscopy, 3 to 6 microscopic incisions are made as opposed to one large one. Recovery occurs more quickly.
You and your colon doctor will think about a number of issues before deciding whether to undergo a laparoscopy or an open resection. Some of them are as follows:
- The site and scope of the illness
- The general health of you
- If there is scar tissue there from a prior operation
- Your doctor's knowledge and skills
- It can be required to switch to an open resection during a laparoscopic procedure
What Does A Colon Resection Serve?
When the colon is damaged or ill and unable to function properly, a colon resection may be required to eradicate malignancy. A gut resection could be necessary if you have any of the following conditions:
- Intestinal obstruction
- Diverticulitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition caused by Crohn's disease that also affects colon cancer
Bowel Removal Is Needed For Colorectal Cancer
Resection refers to any procedure that involves removing tissue or a section of an organ. The partial colectomy, also known as bowel resection for colorectal cancer, involves the removal of the tumor. To make sure that only healthy tissue is left, the physician takes a little amount of colon or rectum tissue from both sides of the tumor.
Bowel resection is used to remove the colon's or rectum's malignant tissue. The local lymph nodes are taken out and examined for cancer. After that, the colon or rectum is repaired in a sound condition. The bowel is removed either by an open resection of the abdomen or a laparoscopy.
What Should You Anticipate After A Bowel Resection?
For bowel resection, general anesthesia is necessary. Though the average patient is released from the hospital in one to two days, you could need to remain there for one to three.
When the colon or rectum's two halves cannot be reattached, the surgeon performs a colostomy. This creates a stoma on the outside of the body through which excrement may enter a colostomy bag. Typically, a colostomy is only needed temporarily, up until the colon or rectum heals. If the lower rectum is removed, the colostomy will be permanent.
After the two-stage surgery is over, the time between surgeries is typically 6 to 12 weeks.
It typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to recover after a one-stage treatment or the last operation of a two-stage surgery.
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