Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Dr. Anthony Pozzessere’s team are specialists in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating diseases of the colon, rectum & anus. The earlier we find and treat colon cancer, the greater your chances for a successful treatment outcome.
What is Colorectal Cancer?
Signs and Symptoms
Various Treatment Options
Types of Colorectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery)
The colorectal surgeon begins by cleaning the abdominal region with an antiseptic soap. Then, the surgeon begins the procedure on the abdomen by making three to four incisions. The laparoscope (thin tube) is then inserted into the internal organs of the affected region.
Gas is pumped (Carbon IV oxide) to expand the abdominal cavity, therefore allowing the surgeon to have a better view during the procedure. When it’s done, the surgeon will close the blood vessels that supply blood to the colon. From here, the practitioner will start to remove the colon. After the procedure, the surgeon will remove carbon IV oxide gas from the abdominal cavity, then it will stitch up the patient.