If you have diverticulitis, colon cancer, or colon polyps, you may need colon surgery as part of your treatment plan. In the Houston area, Philip L. Leggett, MD, and Seeyuen Lee, MD, are experienced surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive approaches to your colon surgery. For a consultation regarding colon surgery, call the office or schedule your appointment online.
The colon, or the large intestine, is an essential part of the digestive system. The colon is responsible for removing water, salt, and nutrients from digested food, as well as producing stool. It houses billions of bacteria that keep digestion and the body in a healthy balance.
The colon connects to the small intestine on one end and the rectum on the other end. It has four main parts:
As waste material travels through the colon, it develops into formed stool and is delivered to the rectum for excretion from the body.
The team may recommend colon surgery if you suffer from colon disease, including:
If your surgeon recommends colon surgery, they take time to explain the reasons, risks, and what you can expect from your specific type of colon surgery.
Depending on your colon condition, your physician may recommend a type of colon surgery, including:
Dr. Leggett and Dr. Lee are highly skilled and experienced with the many variations of colon surgery. They specialize in minimally invasive approaches to all kinds of gastrointestinal surgery, including colon surgery.
In many cases, laparoscopic colon surgery can effectively treat your colon disease and get you back on your feet quicker than with traditional, open surgery options.
For a consultation on how colon surgery can help you, call the office of Philip L. Leggett, MD, today or schedule your appointment online.