•  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Colon surgery

Colon cancer is one of the most common, but preventable cancers found. It can be managed by laparoscopic or open surgery. It may require chemotherapy or radiation for management, depending on the stage of the cancer. Dr. Singh is board certified in general surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He is very proficient in colon surgery. Dr. Singh performs both laparoscopic and open colon surgeries for diverticulitis, obstruction and colon cancer. Dr. Singh is one of the most referred and highest rated general surgeons in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Colon diseases

  • Colon cancer: Cancer of the colon affects more than 100,000 Americans each year. Most colon cancer is preventable through regular screening.
  • Diverticulitis: When a diverticulum becomes inflamed or infected, diverticulitis results. Abdominal pain and constipation are common symptoms.
  • Diverticulosis: Small weak areas in the colon’s muscular wall allow the colon’s lining to protrude through, forming tiny pouches called diverticulum. Diverticulum usually cause no problems, but can bleed or become inflamed.
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon. Inflammatory bowel disease or infections are the most common causes.
    Inflammatory bowel disease: A name for either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Both conditions can cause colon inflammation (colitis).
  • Crohn’s disease: An inflammatory condition that usually affects the colon and intestines. Abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody) are symptoms.
  • Ulcerative colitis: An inflammatory condition that usually affects the colon and rectum. Like Crohn’s disease, bloody diarrhea is a common symptom of ulcerative colitis.
  • Colon polyps: Polyps are small growths. Some of these develop into cancer, but it takes a long time. Removing them can prevent many colon cancers.

Treatment

All cancer patients needs some kind of surgery, depending on the extent of the cancer. It may involve partial or complete removal of the colon. It can be done both laparoscopically or open depending on the extent of the disease, patient condition and other factors. Inflammatory bowel disease can usually be managed with medical treatment. We refer those patients to our gastroenterologist. Sometimes surgery is needed to remove part of the colon; other times a complete removal of the colon is necessary. This can be done both laparoscopic or as open surgery. Recurrent diverticulitis or the first severe attack of diverticulitis usually needs surgery.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •