How is colon resection beneficial?

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

Colectomy is recommended to people who struggle with conditions that affect the colon to a great extent, such as:

When these diseases cause significant 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 on the colon along with the damaged portions of the organ.

Benefits of colon resection

Colectomy implies the surgical removal of all or part of the colon, and it is highly favorable in preventing or treating diseases that may affect your intestine.

The benefits of colon resection include:

  • pain alleviation
  • normal colon function
  • easy bowel movement

If the procedure is performed laparoscopically, the patient will experience further advantages:

  • minimal scarring
  • faster recovery
  • little to no post-operative discomfort
  • lower risk of complications during and after the surgery

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