Laparoscopic Colon Surgery Palm Desert
Thanks to advances in surgical technology, it is now possible to safely and effectively remove sections of the colon (large intestine, large bowel), rectum, and small intestine (small bowel) using laparoscopic or minimally invasive techniques. Using these advanced techniques, the surgeon can perform an operation that traditionally requires a large incision through 3 or 4 small incisions, usually less than half an inch each. This results in less pain, a shorter stay in the hospital, and faster return to normal activities such as work and exercise.
These minimally invasive techniques are appropriate for a wide range of diseases, including colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease of the small and large intestines, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, and many others. In fact, most colon resections can now be done using laparoscopic techniques.