Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery may be recommended to treat cancerous and noncancerous conditions of the colon, rectum or anus. Learn how Hattiesburg Clinic offers patients the latest advancements in treatment.

Colorectal Surgery Overview

If you have a medical condition affecting the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract, colorectal surgery may be recommended. This type of surgery can be used to treat both cancerous and noncancerous conditions of the colon, rectum or anus.

Conditions Treated by Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is most often associated with the removal of colorectal cancer, but it is also used to treat noncancerous conditions affecting the colon, rectum or anus. Colorectal surgery can be used to treat:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ischemia (loss of blood supply)
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Precancerous polyps or cancers of the colon, rectum or anus
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis

Understanding Colorectal Surgery

If you are diagnosed with a medical condition affecting the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract (the large intestine), colorectal surgery may be recommended as part of your treatment plan. Surgery is usually recommended in cases where cancer is present, as well as in other situations where noninvasive treatment does not effectively treat symptoms.

The specifics of colorectal surgery will depend on the type of surgery being performed. Surgeons at Hattiesburg Clinic are experienced in performing a full spectrum of colorectal surgery procedures, including the removal of cancers in the colon, rectum or anus.  They can also perform complex procedures such as bowel resection and ostomy surgery.

Whenever possible, surgery is performed using advanced techniques, including laparoscopic or robotic surgery. These minimally invasive surgery options offer patients many benefits, including a lower risk of complications, less discomfort following surgery and a quicker recovery.

Recovery time following colorectal surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and the part of the large intestine affected. In most cases, procedures related to the anus or rectum will require a shorter recovery time than those affecting the colon.

Choose Hattiesburg Clinic

When you need colorectal surgery to treat a medical condition affecting your large intestine, you can rely on the team of board-certified surgeons at Hattiesburg Clinic. We are committed to staying up to date with the latest advancements in colorectal surgery, offering our patients treatment options that provide relief of symptoms and, in many cases, curative care.

Because our surgical team is part of Hattiesburg Clinic, we are proud to offer seamless care. We work in collaboration with other departments, including our oncology team, to provide patients with multidisciplinary care to treat complex medical issues such as cancer.

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