The large intestine or large bowel is also called the colon and it consists of different parts like right colon, transverse colon, left colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. Removal of any part of the colon is called colectomy and removal of right or left colon is termed as right or left hemicolectomy respectively. Common indications for removal of the colon include cancer, tuberculosis, multiple polyps and multiple diverticula with inflammation and infection. Depending upon the nature of indication, condition of patient and availability of resources, a colectomy or Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune can be done by the open surgical technique or by the laparoscopic technique.
After removal of a part of the colon with Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune, the adjoining segments are joined back together either by handsewn or stapled anastomosis. Even though a part of the colon is removed, it will have a very small impact on the digestive process and bowel habits of the person. It is when large parts of the colon are removed, that the patient will have to make significant lifestyle and dietary changes to cope up with the altered bowel habits and digestive abilities.
After a hemicolectomy or colectomy by the Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune, the bowel ends which are brought together have to heal by a natural process. If they fail to heal or if the healing is predicted to be problematic, a diversion colostomy is done to prevent the complications of anastomotic leakage.
With advent of minimal access techniques, better energy sources, better stapling and anaesthetic techniques, Hemicolectomy has become a very safe surgery.
A patient who requires hemicolectomy is admitted to the hospital a day prior to surgery and given medicines to cleanse the bowels by the advice of Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune. Depending upon the surgery performed and general condition of the patient, approximately five to seven days are required for the patient to get discharged from the hospital after a Hemicolectomy.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a skilled Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune, who performs open or laparoscopic-assisted hemicolectomy at various hospitals in Pune.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Hemicolectomy Surgeon in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.