Dr.(Major) R.S RENGAN M.S., D.N.B., Dip Laproscopic Surgery (University of Strasbourg)
Senior Consultant, General & Laparoscopic surgery For Appointment: 94440 42294
Apollo First Med Hospital,Chennai.
Specialized centre for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast, Thyroid Endocrine, Vascular, Cancer & Cosmetic surgery
Colorectal surgery is a field in surgery, dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. It often involves management of malignancies of the intestines and also other disorders of the rectum and anus. Malignancies of the colon are getting increasingly common in India due to changing lifestyles and increased consumption of junk food. Colorectal surgery is a specialised form of surgery , which general surgeons take years to master. Colonic cancers often involve removal of a part of the colon ( large intestine). Many patients recover and do well after surgery.
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to visualise the lower end of your digestive tract. A colonoscopy is often essential to plan the type of surgery needed. Many conditions like polyps and diverticulitis can be identified by colonoscopy. In many cases , colonoscopy is used to rule out cancers. Colo-rectal surgery has had many great advances over the past few years. Many of the surgeries are performed laparoscopically and in some cases even malignant diseases are treated using laparoscopy. Colo-rectal surgery is the field of surgery where the Enhanced recovery After Surgery ( ERAS ) was initially implemented. It is a growing field where advancements are taking place rapidly. If you feel that you need to consult a doctor about colorectal problems, it is advised that you seek an experienced surgeon .