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Total Colectomy (laparoscopic / Open Approach)


Total Colectomy is a surgical procedure in which the large intestine is removed from the ileum (lowest part of the small intestine) to the rectum, in order to treat Crohn’s disease, colonic cancer and severe constipation (colonic inertia). After the removal, the surgeon sews the end of the small intestine to the rectum. It is done either laparoscopically (through small incisions) or by conventional open approach (through a larger surgical cut).