The Colon is also known as Large Bowel or Large Intestine. It is a vital part of the Human digestive system. The Colon has four main parts such as descending colon, ascending colon, transverse colon and sigmoid colon. Major function of Colon is to remove waste products from your body. Colon works continuously to remove stool and maintain your fluid and electrolyte balance. Laparoscopic Colon surgery is also known as Colectomy. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove all or part of Colon. Laparoscopic surgeon performs laparoscopic colon surgery to treat and to prevent colon diseases.
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Types of Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
There are four main types of colectomy:
- Total Colectomy
It involves removing the entire colon.
- Partial Colectomy
Partial Colectomy involves removing part of the colon and also called subtotal colectomy.
It mainly involves removing the right or left portion of the colon.
It involves removing both the colon and rectum.
Need of Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery or Colectomy is performed by an expert laparoscopic surgeon to treat and prevent diseases which are affecting the colon, such as:
- Colon Cancer
During the early stage colon cancer, laparoscopic colon surgery is performed to remove only a small section of the colon. If colon cancer is at advanced stage then laparoscopic colon surgery is done to remove more part of the colon.
- Crohn’s Disease
If medications are failed to cure colon disease then laparoscopic colon surgery is used to remove the affected part of colon which can provide temporary relief from signs and symptoms.
- Bowel Obstruction
Bowel Obstruction is mainly occurred due to a blocked colon. In this case, total or partial colectomy is performed.
- Uncontrolled Bleeding
Laparoscopic Colon surgery is performed to remove the affected portion of the colon in case of severe or uncontrolled bleeding from the colon.
Laparoscopic surgeon can perform laparoscopic colon surgery to remove the affected portion of the colon if diverticulitis reoccurs or if patient experience the complications of diverticulitis.
- Ulcerative Colitis
Laparoscopic colon surgery is performed if medications aren failed to control signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
- Preventive Surgery
If person has a very high risk of colon cancer due to the formation of multiple precancerous colon polyps then laparoscopic surgeon ask to undergo total colectomy to prevent cancer in the future. Laparoscopic colon surgery is also an option for people with inherited genetic conditions that increase colon cancer risk such as familial adenomatous polyposis or Lynch syndrome.
Procedure of Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Colectomy is also called as minimally invasive colectomy or Laparoscopic colon surgery. In this surgery, several small incisions are made on abdomen. Laparoscopic colon surgery is more advanced and beneficial than open or traditional colon surgery.
- Laparoscopic colon surgery is done under general anesthesia. In this whole procedure, a small surgical tool which is called as laparoscope is used. During laparoscopic colon surgery, a laparoscopic surgeon passes a tiny video camera through one incision and special surgical tools through the other incisions.
- The surgeon watches a video screen in the operating room as the tools are used to free the colon from the surrounding tissue.
- Finally the colon is then taken out through a small incision in the abdomen. This allows the surgeon to operate on the colon depending on the colon diseases. Once surgery is done made to the colon, then surgeon reinserts the colon through the incision.
Laparoscopic Colon surgery has various advantages over traditional colon surgery such as less blood loss, minimal pain, faster recovery, less chances of infections, no big tissue cutting and less hospital stay.
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