Whether you are diagnosed with colon cancer or suffering from chronic inflammation of the colon, Dr. Jay Chokshi is the trusted colorectal cancer surgeon of South Gujarat. With his expertise in the field of colon disorders, the experienced surgical gastroenterologist will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the best medical attention to you.
Also called the large intestine, the colon does the job of absorbing water, salts and nutrients that remain in the digested food and eliminate the waste (stool) that remains in the body. Billions of bacteria in the colon break down the material to absorb the nutrition and the waste is then stored in rectum. Muscles in the rectum help in eliminating the waste through the anus.
There are many conditions that affect the colon or the large intestine. In his career spanning more than a decade, Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed surgical gastroenterologist who has treated several patients with colon disorders as well as colorectal cancer. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, it can be a sign of colon disorder.
Please note that existence of one or all the above-mentioned symptoms does not guarantee a problem with the color/large intestine. It is best to visit the doctor for accurate medical diagnosis.
Colorectal surgeries refer to the diseases and problems associated with the colon and rectum. Here are a few colorectal disorders that demand the attention of a GI surgeon:
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is chronic inflammation that severely affects the lining of the large intestine including the rectum. It is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause ulcers in the digestive tract. Medical professionals categorize ulcerative colitis on the basis of its location and the spread of the inflammation. Unlike Crohn’s disease that can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, UC is limited to the colon. Additionally, ulcerative colitis is a continuous inflammation of the colon whereas Crohn’s diseases can have healthy parts in between inflamed sections of the GI tract.
To treat ulcerative colitis, the surgical gastroenterologist will perform the following surgeries:
a. Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) – Also called J-Pouch Surgery, it is the gold standard surgical treatment for ulcerative colitis. It includes removing the colon and the rectum without severely affecting the waste elimination of the body.
b. Total Proctocolectomy with End ileostomy – The surgery is useful for ulcerative colitis as well as Crohn's disease. In this proctocolectomy procedure, the doctor will remove the colon, rectum and anus to treat inflammatory diseases that are not responding to medication. To ensure elimination of waste, the doctor will perform ileostomy that involves stretching a part through an opening in the abdomen to eliminate waste.
A medical condition when a part of the large intestine slips out of the anal region, rectal prolapse can cause inability to control bowel movements. If left untreated, it can cause difficulty in bowel movements, ulcers, bleeding and severely affect the quality of life.
a. Perineal Procedure – Especially for the elder population and high-risk patients of rectal prolapse, perineal procedure is a common surgery.
i. Delorme’s Procedure - It is ideal for shorter prolapses, the doctor will remove the lining of the rectum and fold the muscular layer to reduce its size.
ii. Altemeier's Procedure - The surgeon will remove a section of the rectum and sigmoid and attach the remaining part of the rectum to the colon.
b. Abdominal Procedure for Rectal Prolapse – With the help of tiny laparoscopic incisions and sutures, the surgeon will put the rectum in its place. There are two types procedures:
i. Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy
ii. Laparoscopic Resection Rectopexy
Any type of cancerous growth that occurs in the large intestine is colorectal cancer. Usually, non-cancerous growth or polyps can form in the colon and a few of them turn into cancerous tumors. So, regular screening and medical treatment is essential to identify colorectal polyps and treat them before they become cancerous. Surgeries for the colon cancer or colorectal cancer include:
a. Right/Extended Right – Hemicolectomy – The doctor will remove the ascending part of the colon and attach the end of the small intestine to the transverse colon.
b. Left/Extended Left – Hemicolectomy – The doctor will perform the surgery to remove the lower or the descending part of the colon that is attached to the rectum. In this procedure, the transverse colon is connected to the rectum directly.
c. Low Anterior Resection (LAR) Surgery – The part of the rectum that is affected by the cancer will be removed by the doctor. And, the remaining part is attached to colon.
d. Abdominoperineal Resection - To eliminate the cancerous tumor located in the last part of rectum and anus, the doctor will remove anus, rectum and sigmoid colon (the last part of the colon).
Trust Dr. Jay Chokshi for efficient diagnosis and immediate medical treatment of colorectal diseases including rectal prolapse, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, and many others. If you are facing any problems of large intestine or the digestive tract, Dr. Chokshi's experience will help you manage the disease and lead a healthy life.
The cost of colorectal surgeries in Surat ranges from INR. 50,000 to INR. 80,000. From colorectal cancer surgeries to operations related to ulcerative colitis and rectal prolapse, there are many surgeries that a colorectal surgeon can perform to save the life of the patient. And, so there is such a difference in the cost of colorectal surgeries.
The estimate of your colorectal surgeries will include the fees of the GI surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nursing staff. The charges may vary depending on the hospital you choose. Different hospitals have different charges for colorectal surgeries, choice of hospital wards and rooms, consumables, medicines, investigations, doctor/nurse visits, etc.
For the best colorectal surgery in Surat, call +91-9016519832. Consult Dr. Jay Chokshi today.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed colorectal surgeon in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.