Colorectal surgery procedures, such as Dr. Rohan Gett‘s procedure, differ from Gastroenterologists in the way a procedure is performed. A Gastroenterologist performs a procedure through scopes (a long robotic tube) inserted through the mouth/throat or anus – where a surgeon generally makes an incision to access the affected area. A Colorectal Surgeon may also use a scope to perform some procedures. Given Colorectal Surgery allows access via incisions, more complex procedures can be performed and they work closely with the Gastroenterologist to provide the best treatment options for you.
Dr. Gett is highly skilled in Laparoscopic Surgery, which means the incision is very small, such as entry to the body via the belly button, leaving little to no scarring after the procedure.
The rationale for opting for laparoscopic colorectal surgery is that it is beneficial to the patient. This is because it may minimise surgical trauma, reduce pain, restore bowel functions sooner, and may facilitate a speedier recovery and mobility for the patient. These benefits may also shorten the required hospital stay, saving time and money for patients.
For the surgeon, laparoscopic colorectal surgery also reduces certain accessibility challenges and reduces the likelihood of surgical mishaps and mistakes that can lead to complications down the line.
Due to the many short-term and long-term benefits of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, it can be performed safely and reliably in the hands of experienced surgeons like Dr Gett.
There are a great many Colorectal Surgeries that can be performed, some of the more common ones are:
- Laparoscopic bowel resection
- Haemorrhoid treatment
- Resection of advanced bowel polyps
- Bowel Prolapse repair
- Anal fissure treatment
- Removal of Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel disease related surgery
- Many other procedures
- First, you need to clear out your bowels, this can be done using laxatives, enemas and having a clear liquid diet.
- 24 hours before the surgery, avoid eating any solid foods, instead only drink clear liquids.
- The night before the surgery, do not take anything by mouth, this also includes water.
Depending on how extensive the surgery is, the procedure can take from just an hour and a half to about four hours.
For minor surgery, you may need to rest for two days to a week. For more extensive colorectal surgeries, recovery could take from a few weeks to a month.
- Hard and chewy food
- High fibre food
- Raw vegetables
- Fatty foods
- Dairy products
- Caffeinated drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
Colorectal surgery covers several procedures:
- Endoscopic surgery