A bowel resection surgery involves removing any portion of the bowel. There are many reasons a bowel resection surgery may be recommended, from colon cancer to a myriad of intestinal diseases and conditions. Dr. Dmitri Alden is one of the most respected oncological surgeons in the country, offering advanced options in bowel resection surgery through his practice in New York City.
When Is Bowel Resection Needed?
Removing a portion of the intestines or bowel through resection surgery is recommended for treatment of several gastrointestinal conditions. When a portion of the colon or bowel is diseased or damaged, removal can be the best option to restore optimum health. Some of the conditions that may require a bowel resection surgery include:
- Cancer – Removal of portions of the intestines and nearby lymph nodes may be needed for cancer treatment.
- Bowel or internal bleeding – If there is uncontrolled bleeding in the bowels, a section may need to be surgically removed.
- Diverticulitis – An infection or perforation of the bowel may require a bowel resection surgery.
- Bowel blockages – Hernias or blockages in the bowel can result in serious health complications, even death. Surgery to remove the blockage or damaged bowel may be required.
Bowel resection surgery can be performed using various methods. The conventional open surgery with large incisions is rarely used by Dr. Dmitri Alden. Instead, laparoscopic or robotic-assisted bowel resection is his preference, offering a less invasive surgery for the patient. The incisions are smaller, reducing pain and recovery time while minimizing risk of infection and other complications. The type of surgery used will depend on the patient’s bowel condition, health and other factors.
If you have a bowel disease or condition that requires surgical removal of part of the organ, contact our team at the office of Dr. Dmitri Alden. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Alden, one of NYC’s top abdominal oncological surgeons. Call our medical center to book your appointment.