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Why Choose Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital for Cecectomy?

Being performed at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, a cecectomy has the major benefit of being done with the assistance of the most advanced technology. This way, your health can be restored in the fastest and safest way possible.

The entire medical staff led by our prestigious colorectal surgeons will make sure to provide you with the best care in Los Angeles. Having a vast experience in modern ways of treatment our surgeons can guarantee you the best medical experience as you undergo cecectomy at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Cecectomy is a procedure, which involves removing the cecum. The surgeon cuts the cancerous segment of the colon and another smaller portion on each side of the cancerous part and sometimes the nearby lymph nodes. Cecectomy is usually performed laparoscopically by making only small incisions and introducing a video camera in the body through one of them in order to help the surgeon see the working area.

Respecting the surgical caution rules, the operatory indications and a correct technique, laparoscopic surgery offers a series of advantages:

  • Reduced pain when compared to pain resulted from open surgery.
  • Fast postoperative mobilization as the lesions of the abdominal wall do not oblige the patient to a prolonged rest and do not create discomfort when moving.
  • Patients can soon feed orally and perfusions are not necessary for a long time.
  • The incidence of postoperative adhesions is extremely low.
  • Short time of hospitalization.
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Malign lymphoma
  • Primary and secondary cancer
  • Benign polyps

Laparoscopic cecectomy is a procedure that is usually safe and complications rarely appear. However, like any other surgical intervention it involves some risks:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scar tissue
  • Blockage of the intestines
  • Lesions of the nearby organs

If you are experiencing any specific symptoms or if you are facing one of the affections above mentioned, we recommend you to come to Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and make an appointment with one of our skilled and qualified general surgeons. He/She will explain to you in detail how this procedure works and after running some tests you will know whether you are a candidate for this surgery or not. Moreover, you will receive additional information about the laparoscopic procedure and its benefits and you can discuss with your doctor the possible risks of the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cecectomy

Any intervention poses some risks, and cecectomy is no exception. Your doctor will let you know what signs should worry you after being discharged and what you should expect.

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Not all patients qualify for this type of surgery. Only a medical practitioner can tell you if you are an eligible patient for cecectomy after examining you.

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