If you are experiencing colonic disease such as colorectal cancer, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, colonic inertia or otherwise, it may be time to consider a solution. Dr. Trina Steljes offers laparoscopic colon resection as a minimally invasive alternative to more conventional colonic surgeries.
Dr. Trina Steljes is an expert transplant surgeon in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with over 17 years of experience. Dr. Steljes and her medical team aim to help enhance your wellness and improve your quality of living. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!
What is the colon?
Towards the end of the intestines, the long tubular organ, lies the colon. The colon is the large intestine that plays a part in the digestion of food. Once food is swallowed, it begins to be digested in the stomach and makes its way through to the small intestine, which absorbs the nutrients from the food. Once the food has been relieved of its nutrients, the remnants pass through the colon and the rectum, where they are excreted from the body.
What is laparoscopic colon resection?
Laparoscopic colon resection is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat colonic disease through small incisions made into the treatment area. Generally, 4 to 5 small openings of a quarter inch in size are created. Some instances may call for a bigger opening of about 2 to 3 inches, depending on the patient’s condition.
What is the recovery period like after laparoscopic colon resection?
Depending on the procedure performed and the patient’s condition will ultimately deteremine the recovery period. However, with laparoscopic colon resection, some patients may be able to return to their normal schedules quicker than they would if they decided with receiving open colonic surgery.
What are some advantages of laparoscopic colon resection?
- Less post-surgery pain than open surgery procedures
- Quicker recovery time than open surgery procedures
- Patients may be able to return to their normal diets faster than open surgical options
- Patients can return to their normal schedules faster than if they chose an open surgical option
Is laparoscopic colon resection right for me?
To best determine if laparoscopic colon resection may be right for you, contact us today and consult with Dr. Steljes.
If you are experiencing colonic disease, it’s time to consider a solution. For a less invasive approach, laparoscopic colon resection may be right for you. Contact us today and schedule a consultation appointment to meet with Dr. Steljes and explore your treatment options.