Hemicolectomy involves the removal of the right or
left half of the colon.
- Colon removal
- Left half
- Right half
- Colon surgery
Treated with Hemicolectomy:
Hemicolectomy may be performed in cases of large
intestine injury, colorectal cancer, bowel obstruction, Crohn’s disease,
ulcerative colitis and abdominal infection or trauma.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
hemicolectomy. A colectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Hemicolectomy is performed under general anesthesia,
which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the
Complications from Hemicolectomy:
Possible risks following hemicolectomy include
infection, bleeding, incisional hernia and a negative reaction to the
The prognosis for a positive end result following
hemicolectomy is good.
Total recovery from
hemicolectomy takes two to three weeks.