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How is colon resection beneficial?

Medically known as colectomy, colon resection is necessary for the treatment of multiple conditions and diseases which occur in the colon, such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.

Colectomy is recommended to people who struggle with diseases, which affect the colon to a great extent, such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, colonic polyps, and colon cancer.

When these diseases cause major discomfort to the patient or endanger their life, colon resection is necessary to relieve the symptoms. In the case of colon- or colorectal cancer, a colectomy will remove the cancerous tumors which occur on the colon along with the damaged portions of the organ.

The benefits of colon resection include pain alleviation, normal colon function, and easy bowel movement. If the procedure is performed laparoscopically, the patient will experience minimal scarring, a faster recovery, little to no post-operative discomfort, and a lower risk of complications during and after the surgery.

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