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DeKalb Office: 5404 Hillandale Park Ct., Lithonia, GA 30058
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Henry Office: 1129 Hospital Dr., Suite 1A, Stockbridge, GA 30281
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Laparoscopic Colectomy

Laparoscopic colectomy is an option for many patients with colon disease. It’s a great alternative to open surgery, requires smaller cuts, helps in reducing pain and the length of hospital stay. The majority of colon surgeries performed today and in our office are laparoscopic in nature.

Laparoscopic colectomies require 3-5 smaller incisions, typically require an in-hospital stay between 2-5 days and help limit scar tissue after surgery. They still require a bowel preparation, similar to the bowel prep for a colonoscopy but newer evidence and scientific studies suggest bowel preps may soon become a thing of the past.

Some conditions limit the ability of performing a laparoscopic surgery. These include scar tissue from a previous surgery, multiple abdominal surgeries in the past, certain heart or lung conditions. Our first goal is to keep you safe. Ask your surgeon if it’s the right approach for your surgery.