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Laparoscopic colectomy

Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colectomy requires only a few small incisions in the abdomen.

Dignity Health proudly offers the option of minimally invasive colectomy for colon resection for conditions such as:

  • colonic or rectal bleeding
  • bowel obstruction
  • colon or rectal cancer
  • diverticulitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • irritable bowel disease
  • polyps

How does Laparoscopic Colectomy differ from traditional surgery?

In conventional open surgery, a large incision is made in the abdomen to enable the surgical repair or removal of the colon. Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colectomy requires only a few small incisions in the abdomen.

During minimally invasive colectomy, the surgeon inserts a small camera (laparoscope) through one incision, and the inside of the abdominal cavity is viewed on a large monitor in the operating room. The colon is brought outside of the body through an incision to make the necessary repairs. The surgeon then reinserts the colon into the abdomen through one of the incisions and closes them.

Laparoscopic colectomy is performed while you are under general anesthesia and you will need to stay in the hospital for a few days.

Why choose Dignity Health Arizona for Laparoscopic Colectomy?

Our surgeons have undergone extensive fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic techniques, including robotic colorectal surgery. This combination of skill and technology offers patients a host of potential benefits, including:

  • less risk of damaging nerves that control urinary and sexual function
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster recovery
  • less blood loss, pain and scarring
  • less risk of infection and post-operative complications

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