Colon Cancer Treatment in Delhi
Laparoscopic (‘keyhole’) colorectal surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which diseased parts of the colon and rectal areas are evaluated and removed using equipment with long, narrow tubes. A video scope, which is a unique camera on the end of a tube, allows the surgeon to see the diseased part. The videoscope and other instruments are placed into the abdomen through small incisions. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. For more information & consultation on Colon Cancer Treatment in Delhi Meet Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Saggu.
Colorectal conditions that can be treated laparoscopically include:
- Polyps or large colon and rectal tumors
- Rectal prolapse
- Diverticular disease
- Colon volvulus
- Inflammatory bowel disease
How is colorectal laparoscopic surgery performed?
A cannula (a hollow, needle-like tube) is first inserted into the peritoneal cavity and carbon dioxide gas is passed through it. The abdominal cavity bloats, allowing the surgeon to insert a laparoscope (a narrow telescope joined to a video camera). On a television screen, the video camera displays an enlarged image of the internal abdominal organs. Several other cuts are placed to make ways to place specialized operating instruments inside so the resection can be carried out. In cases where a bowel tissue must be removed, an 8 to 10 cm cut may be required to complete the procedure. The procedure usually takes two to three hours.
What should be expected after surgery?
Immediately after the completion of the surgical procedure, the patient is supplied with oxygen via an oxygen mask. To deliver intravenous fluids, a cannula is inserted into a vein in one of the arms. A catheter is placed in the bladder to aid in draining urine. In addition, various drugs are provided to relieve pain. Later, the patient is given a customized diet, beginning with liquids and gradually transitioning to solid foods.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery
The advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery (which requires a wider incision) may include:
- Better cosmetic results—small cuts are done on your abdomen (tummy), resulting in fewer scars when healed.
- hospital stay will be shorter (3–5 days) than if you had open surgery (10–12 days).
- You will be able to resume your normal activities and diet the day after laparoscopic colorectal surgery—patients who undergo open surgery normally need a bit longer to recover.