Laparoscopic Colectomy in Dunedin
Laparoscopic colectomy is removal of a portion of the colon with minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ surgery and the aid of a camera. A
General or Gastrointestinal Surgeon
performs the surgery. A small incision is made in the abdominal wall near the navel, through which a
, a flexible lighted tube with a camera attached, is inserted to view the colon. The surgery (resection) is carried out with instruments inserted in other small cuts in the abdomen. Laparoscopic colectomy permits a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time with less pain. It is not suitable for all patients who need
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