A minimally invasive procedure, laparoscopic partial colectomy is performed to remove part of the colon. The procedure is performed with a laparoscope and several small incisions in the abdomen.
Also Known As:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Colon surgery
- Colon removal
- Bowel surgery
Conditions Treated with a Laparoscopic Partial Colectomy:
A laparoscopic partial colectomy is performed to treat abdominal infection and trauma, in addition to bowel obstruction, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, injury to the large intestine, and colorectal cancer.
There are no non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic partial colectomy. However, a colectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with a Laparoscopic Partial Colectomy:
Laparoscopic partial colectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from a Laparoscopic Partial Colectomy:
Possible risks include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after a Laparoscopic Partial Colectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic partial colectomy is good.
Recovery from a Laparoscopic Partial Colectomy:
The total recovery time for laparoscopic partial colectomy is two to three weeks.