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Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Question: how many types of surgery are there for the treatment of colorectal cancer? what are the types of surgery avaiable?

Answer: There are many different types of surgery and different names for the operations. However the two main procedures are: partial removal of the large bowel with rejoining of the two ends of bowel so that bowel function is normal partial removal of the large bowel without rejoining of the two ends of bowel. This leaves a stoma (opening) on the abdominal wall that is fitted with a bag to collect waste and the lower end of the bowel is just sewn over leaving a stump at the rectum. This sort of operation is sometimes done initially and then the two ends are rejoined at a later date. Hope this helps!

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