The human body falls prey to diseases due to different reasons. While some of it is genetic, some are infectious. Some diseases are rare enough to have a proper remedy even now. We also suffer due to our wrong lifestyle choices. Some of these conditions require the patient to go under the knife to recover. Rectum and colon are parts of the large intestine. These parts are also subjected to different diseases. While some of it can be treated with medicines, some require surgery. Doctors perform a necessary diagnosis to detect the disease and to determine steps of treatment. Long Island rectal surgeons have a reputation for successfully performing different types of colon and rectal surgeries.
Colectomy is a process through which a part of or the whole large intestine. Diseases like familial polyposis require the removal whole of colon and rectum. Polypectomy is a type of colectomy in which cancerous polyps are removed using a colonoscope. In the case of segmental colectomies affected part of the bowel is removed after doing a vertical incision in the abdomen.
This surgical procedure is done to treat a wide number of conditions. Diseases like Crohn’s Disease require permanent colostomies. Colostomy creates an alternate opening for our fecal matter to pass. It provides the affected part of the bowel to get the necessary time to heal. Some diseases require temporary colostomy in which the patient goes under the knife a second time for a colostomy reversal procedure.
A scope is the main instrument of endoscopic surgery. It is a tube with a light and a camera at the tip. The camera helps the surgeon to see the condition of the colon clearly and the surgery is performed without a major incision. This type of surgery requires less recovery period and causes less discomfort and pain. Though endoscopic procedures are often performed for a diagnosis, snaring is a surgical procedure that is performed through the endoscope.