In cases of rectal or sigmoid colon cancers, a segment of the colon which is diseased is removed and the two segments of the bowel are joined again is known as Colostomy Surgery in Pune.
This anastomosis or Colostomy Surgery in Pune can be done by the hand-sewn technique or by a mechanical stapler, depending on the location of the tumor and the ease of doing the anastomosis.
If there are factors with respect to the patient or the location of the tumor which precludes proper and early healing of the anastomosis, surgeons find it prudent to protect the anastomosis by doing a proximal diversion colostomy or ileostomy. In cases where the sphincter controlling the passage of stools is removed, the patient has to have a permanent colostomy.
In colostomy or ileostomy, a loop of the bowel is brought out to the surface of the abdomen, sutured to the skin and opened. A colostomy or ileostomy bag is applied to the stoma since there is no control over the passage of stools. In the case of permanent colostomy, the end of the colon is brought out on the abdominal wall and sutured to the skin.
Stoma care clinics help the patient in getting trained in managing the stoma bag with the help of Colostomy Surgery in Pune. With proper training patients are able to maintain the stoma without any difficulty and without causing social embarrassment to themselves or others. After learning special techniques like stomal irrigation, patients are able to do away with the use of a colostomy bag for large periods of time. A patient with a stoma is able to lead a normal and productive life after learning to manage the stoma well.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Colostomy Surgery in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.