Colorectal surgery includes any surgery done on the colon or rectum. A leader in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive general surgery, One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey, do many kinds of colorectal surgery. When possible, the surgeons use advanced minimally invasive techniques to shorten your recovery time. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Colorectal surgery includes any procedure done on the colon or rectum. The colon and rectum make up your large intestine, the final portion of your digestive tract.
After your small intestine absorbs all the nutrients from your food, the remaining waste goes into the large intestine. Your large intestine absorbs fluid and any remaining nutrients. It holds the waste in the rectum until you eliminate it from your body.
Many diseases and conditions affect the colon and rectum. Some are most successfully treated using surgery.
There are many kinds of colorectal surgeries.
A colectomy is colon surgery and includes the partial or total removal of the colon. You might need a colectomy to treat inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, or colon cancer.
A colostomy is a surgical procedure that alters how your body removes waste. During a colostomy, the surgeon makes an opening through your abdominal wall and pulls one end of your colon through the opening to remove waste.
A colostomy can be temporary or permanent.
A proctocolectomy is the removal of both your colon and rectum.
For rectal cancer, the skilled surgeons at One Surgical Specialists can remove part or all of your rectum — or the rectum and the anus — depending on where the cancerous tumor is and how large it is.
Rectal surgery is complex because the rectum is a small, tight space.
One Surgical Specialists uses many advanced surgical techniques when doing colorectal surgery. The surgeons take a patient-centered approach to care and customize plans to match each patient’s individual surgical needs.
The surgeons may perform colorectal surgery using:
For traditional open surgery, the surgeons make one large incision through your abdominal wall to access your large intestine to perform the necessary procedure.
With laparoscopy, the surgeons perform surgery through a few small incisions using long thin instruments and a tiny surgical camera.
Robotic surgery is an advanced minimally invasive technique that combines laparoscopic tools with robotic technology. The surgeons perform complex colorectal surgical procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control with robotic surgery.
Call the office today or click the online booking button to schedule a colorectal surgery consultation at One Surgical Specialists.