Colon resection, or colectomy, is a commonly performed procedure in the U.S. More than half a million people have this surgery every year. In colon resection, all or part of the large bowel is removed to treat a range of diseases. It can be performed as open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, depending on the disease, the patient, and the surgeon.
Vadim Gritsus, M.D. is a board certified general surgeon with advanced laparoscopic training and many years of surgical practice in New Jersey. He is recognized as a leading professional in laparoscopic and minimally-invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy. If you have a medical condition that requires colon resection, you can rely on Dr. Gritsus to provide advanced treatment and compassionate care.Get Started
Why Is Colon Resection Performed?
In a colon resection, the diseased part of the bowel is surgically removed. This procedure is performed to treat a number of diseases and conditions, including:
- Obstruction of the bowel
- Colon cancer
- Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory digestive tract disease)
- Diverticulitis (pouches that form in the wall of the colon become inflamed or infected)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Intestinal polyps
Advantages of Laparoscopic Colon Resection
In certain cases, laparoscopic surgery may not be appropriate for colon resection due to various factors. When appropriate, however, laparoscopic colectomy has significant advantages over open surgery, including:
- Less pain from the surgery
- Shorter stay in the hospital
- Quicker return to a normal diet
- Faster return of normal bowel function
- Normal activities can be resumed sooner
- Cosmetic results are better
If you require a colon resection, call our office to schedule a consultation with Vadim Gritsus, M.D. Dr. Gritsus can tell you if laparoscopic surgery is appropriate to treat your condition and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.