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Colorectal Surgery
for Various Conditions

Colon surgery, or colorectal surgery, is a medical procedure performed on the colon (large intestine) to diagnose, treat, or manage various conditions. It involves surgical interventions to address issues such as colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, bowel obstructions, and other colon-related abnormalities. The specific type of colon surgery depends on the underlying condition and can range from minimally invasive procedures to more extensive surgeries. Comprehensive Surgery Specialists in Stone Ridge offers expert care and treatment for individuals requiring colon surgery.

Surgery for Colon Cancer

When it comes to colon cancer, surgery plays a vital role in treatment. Surgery for colon cancer typically involves removing the cancerous tumor and a portion of the healthy colon and nearby lymph nodes. The extent of surgery will depend on the stage and location of the cancer. In some cases, a temporary or permanent colostomy may be necessary. At Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, our experienced surgeons are dedicated to providing comprehensive care and tailored treatment options to effectively address colon cancer.

Possible Reasons to Undergo Colon Surgery:

  • Treatment of colorectal cancer
  • Management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Resolving complications of diverticulitis
  • Removal of large or multiple polyps
  • Repairing or removing damaged portions of the colon
  • Addressing bowel obstructions or blockages
  • Treating certain genetic conditions affecting the colon
  • Relieving symptoms of chronic constipation or fecal incontinence
  • Addressing colon or rectal prolapse
  • Managing complications from radiation therapy

Identifying & Excising Benign Polyps

Identifying & Excising Benign Polyps
At Comprehensive Surgery Specialists in Stone Ridge, we specialize in identifying and excising benign polyps during colon surgery. Benign polyps are growths that develop in the lining of the colon and can potentially turn into cancerous cells over time. Our surgeons employ advanced techniques to locate and remove these polyps, reducing the risk of future complications. We strive to provide comprehensive care every step of the way.

Reasons to Excise Benign Polyps:

  • Prevention of potential cancer development
  • Elimination of symptoms associated with polyps
  • Reduction of the risk of polyp-related complications
  • Improved overall colon health
  • Early detection and removal of potentially dangerous polyps
  • Enhanced peace of mind and reassurance

Surgical Intervention for Crohn's Disease

In cases of Crohn’s disease, surgical intervention may be necessary to manage the condition. Surgery aims to alleviate symptoms, correct complications, and improve quality of life. Procedures may involve removing affected sections of the intestine, repairing fistulas or strictures, or addressing abscesses. While surgery cannot cure Crohn’s disease, it can provide significant relief and promote long-term remission. Our team is experienced in performing surgical interventions for Crohn’s disease, ensuring optimal outcomes.

What Happens During Colon Surgery?

A personalized treatment plan will be developed for you during colon surgery based on your specific condition. The procedure generally involves making incisions in your abdomen to access the colon. The surgeon will perform the necessary steps, such as removing tumors or repairing damaged sections of the colon. The surgery may be performed using traditional open surgery or minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy. The choice will depend on your individual circumstances.

Colon Surgery Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding wound care and dressing changes.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed, including pain relievers and antibiotics.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated to support healing and prevent constipation.
  • Gradually resume physical activity and exercise based on your surgeon’s recommendations.
  • Attend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns.
  • Take precautions to prevent infection, such as practicing good hand hygiene.
  • Be aware of potential signs of complications, such as excessive pain, bleeding, or fever.
  • Emphasize rest and recovery, allowing your body time to heal and regain strength.
  • Seek emotional support if needed, as surgery can be physically and emotionally challenging.

Post-Surgery
Recovery & Downtime

The duration of post-surgery recovery and downtime after colon surgery can vary depending on the type and extent of the procedure performed. Generally, it is common to experience some discomfort and fatigue in the initial days or weeks following surgery. Full recovery may take several weeks to months, so it’s important to follow post-operative care instructions. Your surgeon at Comprehensive Surgery Specialists will provide guidance specific to your case and monitor your progress closely to ensure a smooth recovery.

Schedule Your Consultation

Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by Dr. Jacqueline Moore, a board-certified surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, invites you to schedule a consultation. Whether you require colon surgery for cancer, Crohn’s disease, or other conditions, our skilled team in Stone Ridge is committed to providing personalized care and effective treatments. Take the first step toward improved health by contacting us to schedule your consultation with our surgical specialist, Dr. Moore.

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