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Colorectal Surgery

Expertise in Laparoscopic Surgery

Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Colorectal Surgery has extensive experience in performing a number of laparoscopic procedures. 

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Until quite recently, most traditional colorectal surgical procedures required large incisions with lengthy hospitalization and recovery. Now, many colorectal surgeries can be performed safely and effectively with minimally invasive techniques or laparoscopic surgery. Using a small telescope with built-in magnification, long, thin surgical instruments are placed through 3-5 incisions (each of which is usually no larger than a dime in size) and the surgery is performed in a manner that is similar to how it would be performed through an open incision.

Minimally invasive procedures offer the same diagnostic and therapeutic benefits of traditional open surgery - but also reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, faster recovery, and better cosmetic results.

Procedures:

  • Right Hemicolectomy
  • Transverse Colectomy
  • Left Hemicolectomy
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Colectomy with Rectopexy
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Exploratory Laparoscopy
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Ileostomy
  • Colostomy
  • Hartmann's Procedure
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