You and your doctor will think about several things in deciding whether you should have open resection or a laparoscopy. These include:
- The location and extent of the disease
- Your general health
- Whether you have scar tissue in the area from previous surgery
- Your doctor's expertise and experience
Sometimes a laparoscopic surgery has to be changed to an open resection during the surgery.
Why is a bowel resection done?
Bowel resection may be done to remove cancer or when the colon cannot function normally because of damage or disease. You may need a bowel resection if you have:
- A bowel obstruction
- Colon cancer
- Crohn's disease
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