Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they’re often referred to as colorectal cancers.
Our consultant surgeonsare skilled in colon and rectal surgery using advanced surgical techniques to remove cancer, such as minimally invasive surgery.
A multidisciplinary team will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with colon cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy and a variety of operations, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon cancers
Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by identifying and removing polyps before they become colon cancer.
Points of interest to patients
- Colon and rectal cancer and polyps
- Inflammatory bowel disease — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Diverticulitis and diverticular disease
- Anal problems such as hemorrhoids, fistula and fissure
- Motility problems of the colon, such as constipation
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Laparoscopy colon resection
- Total colectomy involves removing the entire colon.
- Partial colectomy involves removing part of the colon and may also be called subtotal colectomy.
- Hemicolectomy involves removing the right or left portion of the colon.
- Proctocolectomy involves removing both the colon and rectum.
- J pouch reconstruction
- LAR/ Ultra low LAR
- Rectal prolapse
- Laparoscopic US
- Liver and colon resection together
- HIPC therapy for colon cancer
- Gate keeper for anal incontinence
- Robotic colon surgery
- High vessel ligation
- Neoadjuvent chemotherapy/ radiation for rectal cancer
- Endorectal US
- Colonic stents
- Anal manometry
- Colonoscopy and biopsy
Colorectal information Booklets
Colorectal Cancer Information Booklet: (Click here to download)
VAAFT Information Booklet: (Click here to download)
What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery? (Click here to download)
Nutrition Guide for Cancer Patients (Click here to download)
What is Benign Anorectal Problems? (Click here to download)
What is THD? (Click here to download)
Port Placement Booklet: (Click here to download)
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