Since colorectal surgeries are surgeries that deal with any issues of the anus, rectum, and colon, there are many medical procedures available to treat these body parts. We will take a look at the most common of them in Singapore and what each involves.
All the procedures discussed in this article are what is obtainable here in Singapore and most parts of the world. These surgical and non-surgical procedures should be performed by a specialist in the field such as Dr Mark Wong and his 2 clinics in Singapore. Read more about his medical practice here.
This is a procedure that is commonly used to remove an
infection from the colon. A part of the colon that is infected is removed in a
way that does not harm the entire body. An incision is made to the abdomen to
expose the large intestine and the infected portion is cut-out. The remaining
part is joined and allowed to heal.
This procedure is either temporary or permanent. The surgeon
creates a hole along the abdomen through which he will pull one end of the
colon out. So this partition affects how you pee and defecate as the new opening
will be used pending the time the colon is treated for the condition. Once
treated, the colon is reattached and the process of excreting water from the
body continues as normal.
A scope is a tube that has a high-intensity light and a
camera. During this procedure, a minor incision is made and the tube is passed
into this small opening. The camera at the tip of the scope is always attached
to a monitor on whom he can examine the colon for any problem. This procedure
is commonly used for diagnosis.
A simple change in lifestyle is needed for the treatment of most
hemorrhoids except the condition is really critical. If this is the case, you
will be placed on anesthesia while the surgeon makes some incision around your
buttocks. The hemorrhoids are them removed. It is a simple procedure and you
will be discharged from the hospital the same day.
This is also known as j-pouch and it is used to remove the
large intestine or colon. The procedure makes a simple way of excreting wastes
from the body so that the patient can live without a colon if it is infected
This disease often causes some discomfort
in the intestines and can cause hospitalization. If lifestyle changes cannot
bring some relief, a colectomy which removes the colon and medications will
follow to reduce the effect of Chron’s disease.
This is majorly a procedure used in treating anal fissures
or tears on the rectum and anus. There is a muscle in the body called the
internal sphincter and it is the muscle that opens and closes to allow stools to
pass out of the anus. This procedure cuts this muscle and allows it to heal
thus improving its tenacity.
This is a surgery that is often done to remove a bad or infected
organ or tissue. We have three of them namely:
- Abdominal resection to remove or treat anal and
- Small bowel resection to remove an infected part
of the intestine,
- Low anterior resection to remove part of the
diseased rectum but it will be rejoined later.
So these procedures are not complicated and most of them do
not come with much discomfort. Discuss with your surgeon before agreeing to any