Colon Surgery In Miami,FL

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The colon is an important part of the digestive tract. It is the largest section of the large intestine and connects to the rectum. The colon performs several functions, such as reabsorbing water to keep the body hydrated, moving stool, and removing some electrolytes and nutrients from half-digested food. Symptoms of colon problems include pain in the abdominal region, blood in stool, changes in bowel habits and unexplained weight loss. A gastroenterologist will perform a colonoscopy to examine the colon for disease, polyps, cancer, or inflammation.

Colon Surgery In Miami,FL

What is diverticulitis? How does it affect the colon?

Diverticulitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon that, in severe cases, may necessitate surgery. Antibiotics are usually used to treat it conservatively. If it persists, or if there are complications such as an abscess or perforation, the patient will need surgery.

What about colon & rectal cancer?

Colon and rectal cancer is the world’s third most common cancer. A colonoscopy with biopsy is performed if the doctor suspects cancer. Patients undergoing a colonoscopy will have to do colonoscopy prep, which requires cleaning the colon of any remaining stool. Patients undergoing colonoscopy prep must drink special laxative drinks and fast 48 hours before the procedure. Colonoscopy is generally performed under general anesthesia.

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Diplomate of American Board of Surgery - Dr. Michael Renfrow

Michael Renfrow, MD, FACS

General & Bariatric Surgery
Miami, Florida

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Do I need colon surgery?

The doctor recommends colon surgery if an underlying colon cancer is discovered. A section of the colon is removed during colon surgery. A colon resection, also known as a colectomy, is performed in this manner. Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, can now be used to perform the surgery, lowering the risk of complications and leading to better surgical outcomes.

Surgery is frequently the primary treatment for early-stage colon cancer. The type of surgery performed is determined by the stage of cancer (extent), location, and surgery goal.

Colon surgery must be performed on a clean and empty colon. Like colonoscopy prep, you will be put on a special diet and may need laxative drinks and enemas to get all of the stool out of your colon.

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