Colorectal surgery and laparoscopy

Written by: Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Bustos Cobaleda
Edited by: Top Doctors®

This surgery can be performed laparoscopically in most cases, provided by teams with extensive experience in the specialty of general surgery . The diseases most often need surgery are:

Colorectal cancer (CRC)

It is one of the most common cancers and when is not yet a cure has advanced over 90% with proper treatment. Early diagnosis is crucial using colonoscopy at age 50 or younger family in high risk patients. The treatment is surgery, although some patients are given chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery. This involves the removal of part of the colon or rectum including affected lymph nodes in the area.


Colon diverticula (diverticulosis and diverticulitis)

They are small pouches that form in the colon by protrusion of the deeper layers through the muscle layer. They are usually asymptomatic but may develop complications that require treatment: Bleeding is rare and only in a few cases required surgical treatment. Diverticulitis is an infection of the diverticulum and surrounding fat. Usually they respond well to intravenous antibiotics but sometimes need intervention. After an episode of diverticulitis always a colonoscopy to rule out other diseases such as colon tumors should be performed.


Colonic polyposis

It is a rare involvement characterized by the presence of multiple polyps in the colon generally associated with a family syndrome due to genetic mutations. When they presented isolated polyps can be removed endoscopically but in cases of polyposis this is not possible. It is premalignant lesions and these patients develop colon cancer at some point if they are not operated.



For surgical treatment is required performance on the rectum and the sigmoid, specifying sometimes a segment resection of the rectum and union or end anastomosis.


Rectal prolapse

This is the start of a part of the rectum through the anus with defecation, with pain and bleeding ulceration. It is usually associated with some degree of incontinence gas and feces. Precise surgery.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Bustos Cobaleda

By Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Bustos Cobaleda

Specializing in General Surgery and Gastroenterology since more than 30 years, Dr. Sanchez-Bustos operates in the Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre and the Our ​​Lady of the Rosary Hospital where he heads the Computer Emergency Surgery. He has extensive experience in their field of specialization different as colorectal surgery, gastric, gallbladder, hernia of the abdominal wall and oncological surgery areas, including the implantation of subcutaneous venous reservoir for administration of chemotherapy. From the year 1995 has a special attention to the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, having performed since many laparoscopic procedures in pathology of the gallbladder, colon cancer, diverticulitis, endometriosis with rectal affectation, hiatal hernia and esophageal-gastric disease reflux, gastric and abdominal wall hernias including surgery.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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