The colon is also known as the large intestine. It often requires surgery to remove tumors, masses, or cancer. A gastroenterologist frequently makes the diagnosis, during a colonoscopy. If a tumor needs to be removed, it is generally removed along with a section of the colon, and its blood supply. This procedure can be performed laparoscopically (in a minimally invasive manner) using tiny incisions, a camera, and thin instruments. Once the segment of colon is removed, the remaining ends are sewn or stapled back together.

This procedure can take around 1.5-2 hours, and the patient generally has 2-night hospitalization. People are started on a liquid diet and advance to regular food within a few days.

Some of the other reasons that require colon surgery include:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Blockage

If you may require colon surgery, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about the options of your particular situation.

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We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can make surgery affordable for those who choose to self-pay.

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