At KIMS, surgeons use advanced, minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic techniques to perform Intestinal Resection surgery to correct a variety of colorectal conditions. These include: colon cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps, tumors (benign and malignant), and other injuries to the colon.
During a resection of the colon (which is also called the large intestine or large bowel), the surgeon removes the diseased or damaged portion of the colon or the entire colon, then sews the healthy ends of the intestine back together. This procedure is called intestinal anastomosis.
A small bowel resection is the removal of part of the small intestine. The small intestine includes the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. The surgery can be done through an open incision or using a laparoscopic technique. This procedure may be done to treat the following conditions: bleeding, infection, or ulcers in the small intestines, cancer, precancerous polyps, crohn's disease, intestinal blockage and injury.