Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Surgery is a common treatment option for both colorectal cancer and other benign (non-cancerous) colorectal diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. During surgery, your doctor removes the diseased tissue and puts your colon back together.

Surgery is a common treatment option for both colorectal cancer and other benign (non-cancerous) colorectal diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. During surgery, your doctor removes the diseased tissue and puts your colon back together.

Right Hemicolectomy

Right Hemicolectomy

The right colon, and depending on the location of the diseased tissue, parts of the transverse (middle) colon may be taken out to remove the affected areas. The ends of the colon are put back together surgically to reconstitute normal bowel function.

Left Hemicolectomy

Left Hemicolectomy

The left colon may be taken out to remove the affected areas. The ends of the colon are put back together surgically to reconstitute normal bowel function.

Sigmoid Colectomy

Sigmoid Colectomy

All or part of the sigmoid colon, the part of the colon closest to the rectum and anus, may be taken out to remove the affected areas. The left side of the colon is reconnected to the rectum to reconstitute normal bowel function.

Abdominal Perineal Resection

Abdominal Perineal Resection

The sigmoid (the lower part of the colon), rectum and anus are removed. A permanent colostomy is put in place.

Total Colectomy

Total Colectomy

The entire colon is removed. The small intestine is then connected to the rectum.