Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

The colon is a part of the digestive system. A healthy colon helps form the solid stool that is later expelled by the body. But growths or inflammation within the colon can cause colon problem which prevents the colon from working properly.

Thus, the infected part of the colon needs to be removed.

Part or all of the colon can be removed laparoscopically without causing serious health concerns. Surgeries remove the affected piece in a process called a resection. Then the two ends are stapled together, which is called anastomosis.

If the affected part is cancerous, this surgery removes the cancer and some of the surrounding tissue and lymph glands to help reduce the chance of a recurrence. The surgeon preserves the colon's tubelike shape, allowing waste to pass through it easily, and retain normal bowel function.

Some common colon problems include:

Polyps, which are tissue growth in the colon linings. If caught early, they frequently are not cancerous, but as they grow larger it becomes more likely they will become cancerous. Thus, removing the polyp early may decrease the risk of colon cancer.

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis are two other related colon conditions. Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches form on the lining of the colon. Diverticulitis occurs when one of these pouches becomes infected and inflamed. In some cases, the pouch also may break.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that causes swelling, inflammation, and sores in the digestive system. Patients with untreated IBD may be at higher risk of colon cancer.

  A. General Surgery
    1. Laparoscopic Surgery
      a. Exploratory
      b. Appendix
      c. Hernia
      d. Gallbladder
      e. Colon
      f. Hiatal Hernia
    2. Conventional Surgeries
      a. Hernia Repair
      b. Colon
      c. Stomach
      d. Appendix
      e. Thyroid
      f. Soft Tissue Masses and Skin Lesions

  B. Vascular Surgery
    1. Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
    2. Bypass surgery of extremities
    3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    4. Creation of arterio-venous fistulas
    5. Placement of central lines

  C. Varicose Vein Treatment
    1. TIPPS (Trans-Illuminated Powered Phlebectomy)
    2. SEPS (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery)
    3. Deep venous thrombosis

  D. Breast Disease Management
    1. Evaluation of breast lumps (solid or cystic)
    2. Cyst aspirations
    3. Fine-needle aspiration of solid breast lump
    4. Stereotactic breast biopsy
    5. Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    6. Conventional biopsy
    7. Lumpectomy
    8. Mastectomy

  E. Gastric Bypass (Bariatric Surgery)

  F. Wound Management and Treatment

  G. Thoracic surgery
    1. Chest tube placement
    2. Removal and biopsy of nodules in lung and mediastinum
    3. Lobectomy

  H. Vascular Laboratory

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