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Colon Surgery in Southlake

An operation that removes a part of an organ or tissue is known as resection. The removal of a damaged or affected part of the colon or rectum is known as bowel resection (partial colectomy). Bowel resection can be carried out due to various diseases affecting the colon such as colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and more. Bowel resection is done to take out the affected part of the colon or rectum. During the removal of colon cancer, the doctor takes out the lymph nodes and tests them for cancer. The healthy parts of the colon are then attached back together. There are two methods used to do bowel resection, i.e., laparoscopy and open resection.

  • After surgery –You may stay in the hospital for a period of one to two weeks after bowel resection. At times, if two parts of the colon can’t reattach, and the doctor has to camay need to perform a colostomy. This leaves an opening on the outside of the body where stool is passed into a colostomy bag. The colostomy bag is usually temporary until the rectum heals. However, the colostomy bag is permanent when the lower part of the colon has been removed. Bowel resection may be performed when a patient has a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease.
  • Risks of colon surgery: Most surgeries have risks of infection, complications from general anesthesia, or severe bleeding. Some of the problems that may occur after bowel resection include scared tissue, injury to the blood vessels, bladder, or ureters. Also, the joined sections of the colon may leak.

Colon surgery in Southlake usually doesn’t cause complications even in older people. Age shouldn’t restrict you from having a bowel resection if needed. After waking up from the surgery, you will experience pain, and you may need medication to help. The colon needs time to heal, meaning you won’t be able to eat; you are allowed limited liquids.

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