A minimally invasive bowel diversion surgery, a laparoscopic colostomy is performed after the removal of all or part of the large intestine. During the procedure, the end of the healthy section of the colon and large intestine is attached to the abdominal wall. This allows stools moving through the colon to drain from the abdominal opening into a pouch on the outside of the body. This procedure is performed with a laparoscope and several small incisions in the abdomen.
Also Known As:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Bowel surgery
Conditions Treated with a Laparoscopic Colostomy:
A laparoscopic colostomy is utilized in order to treat conditions such as bowel obstruction, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and abdominal infection. It is also utilized to treat injury or trauma to the large intestine.