Santa Monica Colon & Appendix Surgery
The large intestines, or colon, is the end of the digestive tract, responsible for removing the waste products from the body through the rectum. Attached to the colon is the appendix, a small pouch at the connection of the colon and the ileum, the last section of the small intestines. There are multiple diseases that can impact the colon and associated components, some of which may require complex GI surgery. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a respected, board certified gastrointestinal surgeon with a practice in Santa Monica. Colon and appendix surgery are two of the procedures available through our clinic.
Performing surgery on the large intestine, ileum or appendix requires extensive expertise with the intestinal tract and digestive system. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a fellowship trained general and GI surgeon with years of experience in this specialized field. Dr. Shouhed is a leader in performing highly complex GI surgeries and an expert in utilizing advanced techniques to improve the precision and safety of lower intestinal tract surgeries. When possible, Dr. Shouhed uses minimally-invasive surgical methods, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, for performing colon and appendix procedures.
Types of Lower GI Surgeries
Cancer, inflammatory disease, infection and other disorders can affect the colon, appendix, ileum and other associated components in the lower GI tract. Dr. Shouhed can perform the required surgeries to remove diseased tissue and resect the GI tract to continue waste removal function and absorption of water into the body. The surgeries available through Dr. Shouhed’s practice in Santa Monica include:
- Partial colectomy
- MAL release
Some conditions like appendicitis, cancer and blockages affecting the colon and appendix can be life-threatening. It is important to have an experienced, board certified surgeon on your side when you need treatment to remove any part of your lower GI tract. Dr. Shouhed has a glowing reputation for meticulous performance and obtaining excellent results for his patients requiring any type of GI tract surgery.
If you live near Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, colon and appendix surgery is available through the practice of Dr. Danny Shouhed. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed to discuss your treatment options for your lower GI tract condition.