Surgery can usually be performed with laparoscopy (mini incisions). During the procedure your surgeon uses a video-monitor to perform a ‘laparoscopic colectomy’ using long instruments introduced through small incisions on the outside of your abdomen to remove the affected segment of your colon and rejoin the remaining healthy portions back together.
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Ravi P. Kiran, MD, MS, Colon & Rectal Surgery, answered on behalf of Columbia University Department of Surgery
The hospital stay for an open partial colectomy is usually 4 to 7 days, if there are no complications. The hospital stay for laparoscopic surgery is shorter.
When the two-stage operation is done, the time between operations is usually 6 to 12 weeks.
The recovery time after a one-stage operation or after the final operation of a two-stage surgery is usually 6 to 8 weeks.
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