Colon & Appendix Surgery
The large intestine, or colon, is a vital component of the digestive system that is responsible for eliminating the unusable food substances by passing them through to the rectum. This expanse of tissue connects to the lower small intestines and extends about five feet, curling around the outside of the abdominal cavity. The colon, appendix and associated tissues can be affected by disease, infection, inflammation and other disorders that require surgery. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified gastrointestinal surgeon who offers colon and appendix surgery through his practice in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, appendicitis, median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) and other conditions can impact the colon, ileum, aorta and appendix. Some of these disorders like appendicitis and colon cancer can be life-threatening, requiring surgery. When there is a blockage, infection or other abnormality in the colon and related organs, removal of tissue or organs may be required for treatment. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a top-rated GI surgeon who can perform complex colon surgery using the most advanced techniques available.
Minimally-Invasive Colon Surgery
Dr. Shouhed has earned a reputation as one of the leaders in minimally-invasive and robotic surgery in Los Angeles. His expertise and experience make him an excellent choice when considering gastrointestinal surgeons for colon cancer or appendix removal surgery. When possible, Dr. Shouhed uses laparoscopic or robotic methods for colon and appendix surgery to reduce risks for his patients, while also reducing recovery time and scarring. Some of the colon-related surgeries Dr. Shouhed performs includes:
If you need a qualified gastrointestinal surgeon for colon or appendix surgery, contact our office in Los Angeles. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed to discuss your colon or gastrointestinal disorder and treatment options. We accept many forms of insurance and have financing options available.