A laparoscopic colectomy involves the removal of the
procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a
laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small
Treated with a Laparoscopic Colectomy:
A laparoscopic colectomy may be performed in cases
of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, bowel obstruction, colorectal cancer,
large intestine injury, high risk of colorectal cancer and abdominal infection
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
a laparoscopic colectomy. Hemicolectomy, subtotal colectomy and partial
colectomy are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with a Laparoscopic Colectomy:
A laparoscopic colectomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure
Complications from a Laparoscopic Colectomy:
Possible risks following a laparoscopic colectomy
include infection, bleeding, an incisional hernia and a negative reaction to
after a Laparoscopic Colectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
laparoscopic colectomy is good.
from a Laparoscopic Colectomy:
Total recovery from a
laparoscopic colectomy takes two to three weeks.