Colectomy is a colon surgery, during which total or partial removal of the colon is performed. There are numerous causes for colectomy, including
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Colectomy is a colon surgery, during which total or partial removal of the colon is performed. There are numerous causes for colectomy, including colon cancer and other diseases related to the lower part of digestive system. This medical procedure is a quite common one, with thousands of patients undergoing it every year. Many of them decide to have colectomy surgery done in foreign destinations, in order to recover in favourable conditions and benefit from more affordable prices.
Candidates for colectomy are usually patients with colon cancer. However, using colon removal as a colon cancer treatment depends on cancer stage and type as well as the patient’s health. Other candidates for colectomy surgery include patients with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and some types of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn disease.
If you suffer from abovementioned colon diseases, you may be typed for colectomy procedure. However, it is up to your doctor whether you are or aren’t suitable for colon removal.
You should start your preparation for colectomy treatment with informing your doctor about your medical conditions as well as medicines you take. As the date of your colon removal surgery comes closer, you will be asked to take certain medications, such as laxatives and others in order to clean your colon. Additionally, you will fast for several hours before your colectomy.
There are several methods and scopes of colectomy. As for methods, colectomy can be performed through an incision in the lower abdomen or with a laparoscope (laparoscopic colectomy). As for the scope of colectomy, you may undergo total colectomy, colorectal surgery (removal of colon and rectum) or partial colectomy such as right hemicolectomy. The scope of one’s colectomy depends on the disease, its prevalence, and possibility of recurrence. After partial or total removal of the colon, the last part of colectomy may be the creation of stoma in order to divert the way waste is released from your body. This may be a permanent solution (a result of colorectal surgery) or a temporary one when patient’s colon needs to be left unused for some time in order to heal properly. Types of stomas which are usually used include colostomy (part of the colon is diverted) and ileostomy (part of small intestine is diverted).
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Colectomy recovery may take different forms in different patients, depending mostly on the type and scope of one’s colon removal. Naturally, partial colectomy will take a shorter time to heal, while total colectomy will require more time and effort to come back to normal life. Recovery from colectomy surgery is usually counted in weeks or months rather than days. Patients who undergo colostomy or ileostomy as the result of colectomy will need to get used to waste bags attached to the stoma and the ways of emptying them.
There are several risks and complications connected to colectomy surgery. These include infection, the formation of a blood clot as well as internal or external bleeding and/or leak from sewn intestines. For this reason, it is recommended to pay attention to all unusual changes in your body during the colectomy recovery period.
For many patients, the most important side effect of colectomy procedure is the necessity of temporarily or permanently living with colostomy or ileostomy, which may cause at first a discomfort. However, apart from this, soon after the surgery they are able to come back to normal diet and slowly recommence their normal activities.
There is no one success rate for colectomy surgery. Depending on the type of colon removal and its scope (whether it is a partial colectomy or total colectomy), the success varies from 90% to just 13% in the most complicated cases. There is also a big influence of the situation in which colectomy surgery was performed. If it is planned before as colon cancer prevention, colon cancer treatment or a solution for other colon problems, the patient has time to properly prepare and therefore the possibility of success is naturally growing. However, in the case of emergency colon removal, the chances for proper healing are decreasing.
Many patients with colectomy are able to enjoy their lives as before the procedure. Those who need to use ileostomy or colostomy may initially struggle but finally get used to this little inconvenience.