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Division of
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Diseases
Cary Aarons
C. Aarons
Joshua Bleier
J. Bleier
Najjia Mahmoud
Dr. Mahmoud
Carter Paulson
C. Paulson
Nicole Saur
N. Saur
Skandan Shanmugan
S. Shanmugan

Minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery has now been applied to the diseases of the colon and rectum. In this form of surgery, large incisions are not necessary and 3 to 4 tiny incisions are used with introduction of telescopes and instrumentation which allows surgery to be carried out in a minimally invasive way. At this point in time, all benign diseases of the colon including inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, in some instances benign polyps can be removed by this technique. In this situation patient post-operative recovery is much shorter and pain is less. Patients therefore get back to work sooner with less disruption of lifestyle. At this time, we have not included malignant diseases in our laparoscopic colon surgery.

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