If you have colon cancer, diverticular disease, or other conditions that negatively affect your colon, the specialists at North Tarrant Surgical & Aesthetics in North Fort Worth and Argyle, Texas, are here for you. Nabeel Shabout, MD, and his highly trained staff offer colon surgery using cutting-edge robotics and laparoscopic procedures. Call the office to learn more, or use the online booking tab today.
Colon surgery is any type of surgery involving your colon, which makes up a large portion of your large intestine in your digestive tract. There are numerous reasons to need colon surgery, including colon cancer, diverticulitis, and more.
You may not have any symptoms, at least initially, after developing a medical issue within your colon. The common symptoms of colon diseases include:
See Dr. Shabout at the first sign of colon cancer, as early detection and treatment increases your chance of fully recovering from the disease.
He reviews your symptoms and medical history, completes a physical exam, and may order a colonoscopy, imaging tests, or other diagnostic procedures to screen for colon conditions.
Follow Dr. Shabout’s instructions before you undergo colon surgery. Stop taking certain medicines if asked to, arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, and avoid food and drink before your scheduled procedure. You might also need to use an enema to clean out your intestine.
You often receive general anesthesia to make you fall asleep during colon surgery. Dr. Shabout uses minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotics technology to remove, alter, or repair tissues in your colon to eliminate cancer or improve the colon’s structure or function. You will then be taken to the recovery area.
After colon surgery, recovery time varies based on the type of procedure you’ve undergone. You most likely will need to be admitted to the surgical center or hospital. Take medicines as directed, avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting until given the OK, and attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Shabout. Specific instructions will be provided to you prior to discharge by Dr. Shabout.
You might notice improvements in your symptoms within days or a week. Expect some discomfort when passing stool, at least initially, or other temporary irregular bowel habits.
To find out if you need colon surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shabout by phone or online today.