New York Health provides surgery for many different conditions, including colorectal surgery. Here are the basics of this procedure:
What is Colorectal Surgery?
Colorectal surgery repairs damage to the lower digestive tract, including the colon, rectum, and anus. Colorectal surgeons, also known as proctologists, are physicians who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions these conditions.
What are the different types of colorectal surgery?
There many different types of surgery:
- Colostomy – a procedure that creates an opening through the abdomen for the colon. The edges of the abdomen are stitched to the skin creating an opening called the stoma.
- Ileostomy – a procedure that involves removing the colon, anus, and rectum, completely. The lower end of the small intestine then becomes the stoma.
- Ileoanal anastomosis – a new procedure that involves the small intestine is attached directly to the anal canal, bypassing the large intestine.
- What should I expect before and after the surgery?
The evening before surgery, you would need to take a prescribed laxative medicine. This step can decrease your risk of developing an infection from bacteria usually present in the intestine. After your operation, your body needs time to recover from the trauma and adjust to its new state. When you first get home after your operation, plan to have as much rest/sleep as needed It takes a few weeks for most people to go back to regular activity, the exception of any work involving heavy lifting. Listen to your body and do not strain yourself.
Who would be my doctor?
Dr. Sandip Parikh is well-versed with the latest surgery guidelines and modalities. He uses the best imaging and diagnostic techniques to provide premier personalized care. Before his career at New York Health, Dr. Parikh held the esteemed position of Chief of Surgery at Advantage Care Physicians, one of the largest multi-specialty groups in the greater New York metro area. A well-respected physician in the community, Dr. Parikh’s stellar credentials include a medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. See more, here:
To make an appointment with Dr. Parikh, please call 718-732-4033.
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