Removing the diseased parts of your colon is achievable with a procedure called a partial colectomy. The surgeon will also need to remove parts of the healthy tissue to ensure that unhealthy cells are not left behind. To maintain the natural passing of waste, the surgeon may opt for a further procedure that involves joining the ends at the affected area.
In other cases, it is necessary to join the colon to what is known as a stoma. This is an opening in the abdominal wall. The purpose of the procedure is to divert waste to a bag that is connected to the stoma. Ideally, the stoma should act as a short term solution, but you may need the bag in place permanently.
Consultation, Treatment & Recovery
Danny Shouhed, M.D. will invite you to a consultation to determine whether a partial colectomy is the most appropriate procedure. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss the procedure further and get answers to any questions. The team at our Los Angeles office is empathetic and caring and will stay by your side throughout this journey.
As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. Shouhed is highly equipped to perform partial colectomy procedures. Proficient in the use of robotic abdominal surgeries, Dr. Shouhed is positioned to offer patients the most advanced and minimally invasive treatment options. You will receive the highest level of care from a team of talented gastrointestinal specialists. If you suspect that you have colon cancer, do not hesitate to reach out for a comprehensive exam.
Contact the offices of Dr. Danny Shouhed today if you are pursuing effective surgery for colon cancer. We will provide effective and affordable treatment with procedures including a partial colectomy.