Dr. Samrat Jankar – Colorectal Surgery
Colorectal surgeries deal with the issues and disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. Dr Samrat Jankar, a top gastroenterologist and colorectal surgeon in Pune offer the following surgeries such as Laparoscopic hemicolectomy, Laparoscopic anterior resection, laparoscopic APR, laparoscopic total proctocolectomy, Laparoscopic rectopexy, Laparoscopic diverticulitis surgery, Laparoscopic stoma creation and revision, stapler haemorrhoidectomy, LASER proctology and complex fistula surgery like LIFT.
When do you need colorectal surgery?
You may have to undergo a colorectal surgery if you are suffering from any of these diseases:
Mechanical bowel obstruction
Proctological disorders: piles, fissure and fistula
Different types of colorectal surgeries
1. Laparoscopic hemicolectomy: This surgery is generally done to treat bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or severe diverticulitis or colon cancer. In this procedure, the surgeon will remove the damaged or diseased section of the intestine and re-join the healthy parts.
During Laparoscopic hemicolectomy, the surgeon will operate through several small cuts made in the abdomen. It is also called keyhole surgery. As this is a major operation, you will need around 1-2 weeks to recover. Depending on your overall condition, you may require about 3-7 days stay at the hospital.
2. Laparoscopic anterior resection: This surgery is done to remove your diseased rectum(last part of large bowel). The surgeon will operate through small incisions to remove the diseased area of your bowel and rectum. If it is necessary, a temporary stoma is made to divert the stools from the surgical site until it heals. You may have to stay around 4 to 8 days in the hospital, depending on your health. However, the hospital stay may get prolonged. It will take more than 4 to 6 weeks to recover from surgery.
3. Laparoscopic rectopexy: You may have to undergo this procedure if you are suffering from rectal prolapse. It is a condition wherein your rectum slides out of your anus. This surgery can be done either through an abdominal incision or laparoscopically.
The surgeon will operate to put the rectum back in place and improve its functions. Your hospital stay will depend on your condition and the type of procedure you underwent. You will go home once you regain your bowel function. You will return to your normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks.
4. Laparoscopic diverticulitis surgery: Diverticulitis is a condition when the small pouches in the large intestine become inflamed. Generally, they are treated with medication and diet changes, but if the treatment fails and the condition causes severe pain and other symptoms, the doctor may recommend surgery.
The Laparoscopic diverticulitis surgery is done through small cuts as opposed to open surgery, where the surgeon has to make a big incision about 6 to 8 inches long. After the surgery, you may have to stay around 2 to 7 days in the hospital. Usually, most people return to their daily activities within two weeks.
5. Laparoscopic stoma creation and revision: Stoma is an opening that is created for faecal diversion. It may be temporary or permanent. A temporary one is made when a section of diseased bowel is removed, and it needs time to heal, whereas permanent stoma creation is needed if the anus and rectum have been removed.
In Laparoscopic stoma creation, the surgeon can perform the surgery through tiny incisions. You will be discharged after 3 to 4 days after your laparoscopic surgery. For complete recovery, you will need around 4 weeks.