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Colorectal Surgery

  • What is Colorectal Surgery?

    Colorectal surgery includes several surgical procedures that deal with damage to the colon, rectum and anus. This damage can be caused by injuries or disorders that affect the lower region of the body. The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery (keyhole) procedures are the most commonly used procedures in colorectal surgery. This involves making small cuts (buttonhole) on the abdomen, through which laparoscopic instruments are inserted using advanced imaging guidance.

  • Your doctor might recommend colorectal surgery to treat various benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) colorectal conditions including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), polyps, hernias, haemorrhoids and incontinence.

    If you suffer from colorectal cancer, you are likely to have surgery to remove the tumour. The surgery is mainly done as a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. The cancer can also be treated in an open surgery to remove the tumour and some of the nearby colon tissues and lymph nodes.

    Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is done with minimal discomfort and fewer complications, and it allows faster recovery and return to normal daily activities as compared to open surgery. However, your doctor needs to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for this type of surgery first. If you have very large lesions, suffer severe cardio-respiratory conditions, or have undergone several other abdominal surgeries before, you may not be suitable for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital is committed to placing your needs foremost. High-quality, customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 50 years.

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