Laparoscopic Colectomy is offered in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Danbury Hospital. A laparoscopic colectomy, which involves the removal of the colon, is often used as the first course of treatment for colon cancer. This is a relatively new addition to the range of procedures that are carried out using video-endoscopic techniques that allow doctors to perform the procedure through a few small incisions.
What to Expect
Patients receiving a laparoscopic colectomy can typically expect less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker return to normal activity, including a solid food diet.
The surgery is performed using a laparoscope, which is a telescope attached to a video camera. This gives the surgeon a magnified view of the patient’s internal organs on a television monitor, serving as an alternative to a larger open incision.
Not all patients are candidates for laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon will perform a thorough exam and review your medical history in order to decide whether this procedure might be the best course of treatment.
For More Information
To learn more about the Laparoscopic Colectomy procedure, please talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital.
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