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Right Hemi-Colectomy (Laparoscopic /Open Approach)


A colectomy procedure to remove the right side of the colon is called Right Hemi-Colectomy. The surgeon removes the damaged part of the colon (right side) and attaches the small intestine to the remaining part of the colon. This surgery is performed for treating colonic cancer or bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease , diverticulitis, Cecal volvulus or appendicitis . In Laparoscopic Right Hemi-Colectomy, small incisions are made in the abdominal wall and a thin scope with lens and light is inserted, along with other surgical instruments through the small incisions.