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Why Choose Marina Del Rey Hospital for Cecectomy?

Being performed at 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 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 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

Typically, a preoperative evaluation will be advised before undergoing colorectal surgery, which includes chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, and routine blood tests such as complete blood count, serum chemistries, clotting tests.

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Your body will need time to recover from this surgery. You will need to rest sufficiently and follow your doctor’s recommendations in order to enhance the recovery.

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It is normal to see some changes in your bowel movements following this type of surgery. Your doctor will explain to you more about it and provide you with the necessary aftercare guidelines before you are discharged.

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Before you are discharged, our medical staff will make sure you get a complete list of all the aftercare guidelines you should follow after cecectomy.

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Your doctor will let you know when it’s the right time to resume your work during your follow-up appointment.

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