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Laparoscopic Colorectal

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:

  • Appendicitis
  • Polyps or large colon and rectal tumors
  • Rectal prolapse 
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colon volvulus 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What age does colon cancer start?

    Ans. On average, men are diagnosed with colon cancer after age 60, while women are diagnosed at 70. The risk of rectal cancer increases for both genders after age 60.

    • Does colon cancer spread quickly?

    Ans. Colon cancer progression varies depending on the tumor’s cellular makeup and other factors such as age, gender, complications, and overall health of the patient. Generally, the progression of colon cancer is slow, but the disease needs immediate medical attention. 

    • How do you confirm colorectal cancer?

    Ans. A biopsy is usually done during a colonoscopy to detect potential colorectal cancer. The doctor removes a small piece of tissue using a specialized instrument passed through the scope. Surgery may be necessary for a definitive diagnosis.

    • Can colorectal be cured?

    Ans. Most patients with colon cancer can be cured when the tumor is detected in the early stages. The removal of tumors increases the chances of making patients cancer-free. If cancer spreads to nearby organs, then it becomes complicated and needs a well-planned treatment, reducing the survival rate. 

    • Can you fully recover from colorectal cancer?

    Ans. If detected in the early stage, one can recover from colorectal cancer. At times, stage IV may not be curable, but it is often treatable. The cancer’s growth and disease symptoms can be managed effectively.