Colon surgery must be performed if cancerous tissue has developed, or another uncomfortable, painful, or bothersome health condition has affected the colon. The surgical techniques employed by your surgeon are a critical point in the speed of your recovery, and the success of the procedure.
At Advanced Surgical Technology, our experienced, board-certified surgeon delivers colon surgery with three different techniques. The surgical approach chosen will reflect your individual condition.
Robotic colon surgery
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the USA. Early detection can allow the cancerous tissues to be surgically removed, restoring good health. Advances in medical technology have led to the development of robotic surgical systems that are ultra-precise, and require shorter incisions, less risk, and a faster recovery time.
In robotic surgery, the surgical tools are directed by our surgeon’s hand motions, transferred to small surgical tools with exceptional accuracy, guided by real-time video images of the interior of the colon and surrounding tissues. The precision that can be achieved with this system is a great advance in medical technology and employed by Dr. Liyanage at Advanced Surgical Technology.
Robotic surgery can be used to perform the following colon surgeries:
- Colon resection: This procedure involves removing a diseased area of the colon, and surgically reattaching the healthy areas together.
- Rectal resection: This procedure involves the robotic removal of the diseased area of the rectum and then reattaching the healthy areas so the rectum can return to healthier function once healed.
- Rectopexy: Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the anus protrudes through the rectum. A rectopexy repairs the condition, restoring its correct position within the pelvis.
Laparoscopic colon surgery
Colon surgery can be performed with a laparoscope – a system in which a tiny camera on the end of a narrow tube is inserted into the area to produce real-time images of the structure. Small surgical tools are then inserted through incisions, to remove the diseased section of the colon, and sutures placed to connect the healthy sections together. The incisions are smaller and the recovery time after surgery is generally much faster than what is experienced after open surgery.
In some cases, open surgery is the appropriate surgical approach. In open colon surgery, an incision is placed in the lower abdomen to correct a condition such as intestinal blockage, an injury, diverticulitis, or repair a hole in the colon wall, or remove dead tissue, among others. Your surgical plan will reflect your condition, and which approach will achieve the greatest health benefits, for you.
Why choose Advanced Surgical Technology for colon surgery in Mt. Vernon?
At Advanced Surgical Technology, our colon surgeon, Dr. Liyanage, employs cutting-edge surgical techniques and state-of-the-art systems. He and his medical support staff are committed to providing superior surgical care, with the highest level of integrity and service. Every treatment is customized to match the individual needs of the patient. Our patients deserve unparalleled, comprehensive care, performed with kindness, compassion, and the most effective surgical techniques. We answer the phones personally and offer same-day service.
The speed and accuracy with which cancer cells are removed is of utmost importance in the success of treatment. If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer, a port is placed under your skin and connected to the large vein above your heart through which the chemo can be delivered to the body. At Advanced Surgical Technology, we can perform colon cancer removal, as well as port placement.