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About Colectomy

Colectomy

Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

There are different types of colectomies, which vary according to each patient. A total colectomy is the removal of the whole colon. A partial colectomy removes part of the colon. A hemicolectomy removes either the right or left section of the colon and a proctocolectomy removes both the colon and the rectum.

Recommended for
  • Colon cancer
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Advanced symptoms of Crohn's disease

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
2 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad
3 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Colectomy

A colectomy is performed to remove fully or partially remove the colon.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 2 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 3 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 2 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 3 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Colectomy
A colectomy is performed to remove fully or partially remove the colon.

Compare Colectomy prices around the world

Israel $ 43,596
United States $ 24,343
Turkey $ 11,188
Poland $ 7,254
United Arab Emirates $ 5,500
India $ 3,500
Tunisia $ 996

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Colectomy clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Colectomy abroad

In preparation for the procedure, patients will need to complete a "colon prep" which ensures that the bowels are empty ahead of the procedure.

Although methods of clearing the bowels vary, most patients will be asked to adopt an all-liquid diet for around a day or two before the procedure, and will be usually prescribed a laxative solution to help clear the bowels. The solution is mixed with water and taken over the course of a few hours, depending on how much has been prescribed. During this time, it is recommended to stay in and relax as frequent toilet usage will be necessary.

Patients will also need to abstain from smoking and taking aspirin, and in some cases the patient may be prescribed antibiotics in order to fight against bacteria.

Patients with complex conditions may benefit from seeking a second opinion before beginning a treatment plan. A second opinion means that another doctor, usually an expert with a lot of experience, will review the patient’s medical history, symptoms, scans, test results, and other important information, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. When asked, 45% of US residents who received a second opinion said that they had a different diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment plan. Click here to learn more about how to get a second opinion.

How is it performed

There are a number of methods of performing a colectomy and this will be discussed with the doctor beforehand. The colon may be removed in its entirety, partially removed or removed to repair it and then reinserted.

An open colectomy involves making a long incision in the abdomen to access the colon. The surgeon uses tools to free the colon from the surrounding tissue, and will then cut a portion of the colon, or the entire colon out.

In a laparoscopic colectomy, or a minimally invasive colectomy, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen. Using a small camera threaded through one incision and using surgical tools through the other incisions, the colon is lifted out. This allows the surgeon to operate on the colon outside of the body without making large incisions. Once repairs are made to the colon, the surgeon reinserts the colon through the incision.

After the colon has been removed or repaired, the surgeon will then reconnect the colon to the digestive system in order to restore the function of getting rid of waste. How this reconnection is made, varies upon the type of removal or repair which has been carried out.

If there has been a partial removal of the colon, then the remaining sections will be stitched back together and the disposal of waste will resume as normal. Another method of reconnection, is to join the intestine to the abdomen via an opening. This involves the attachment of the colon to the small intestine which enables the body to dispel waste via the opening. After this reconnection, it may be necessary to be fitted with a colostomy bag on the outside of the opening, which can be a temporary or permanent solution, depending on the patient.

In the cases whereby a proctocolectomy has been performed, then the doctor will make a connection between the anus and small intestine, by using a small section of the small intestine to form the connection. This allows for normal evacuation of the waste.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Colectomy takes 1 to 4 hours.

Colectomy
A colectomy can be performed as open surgery or lapriscopically.

What to expect after Colectomy

Post procedure care

Patients will initially be fed a liquid diet intravenously before moving onto clear liquids under hospital supervision. A return to a normal diet will take some time and should be attempted under the advice of a doctor.

Possible discomfort

Weakness and lethargy are to be expected for at least a couple of weeks after the surgery.

Important things to know about Colectomy

Not recommended for
  • Patients in generally poor health
  • Obese patients
  • Patients who have undergone extensive surgical work to their gastro-intestinal tract should discuss their suitability for this procedure with their doctor
Potential risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Injury to other organs
  • Hernia
  • Bowel obstruction

Compare Colectomy prices around the world

Israel $ 43,596
United States $ 24,343
Turkey $ 11,188
Poland $ 7,254
United Arab Emirates $ 5,500
India $ 3,500
Tunisia $ 996

Source: Medigo prices

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84 clinics on MEDIGO offer Colectomy

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 16,335

Zulekha Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 5,500

RAK Hospital

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

60

Please inquire

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84 clinics on MEDIGO offer Colectomy

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 16,335

Zulekha Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 5,500

RAK Hospital

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

60

Please inquire

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