A 41-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about sigmoidectomy?

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Dr. Jason Boardman
25 years experience General Surgery
Sigmoidectomy: This is a surgical procedure where a part of the colon is removed. This can be done as an open (large incision) or laparoscopic procedure (multiple small incisions). The two ends of the colon can usually be reconnected to each other so there is continuity of the fecal stream however there may be a need for bringing part of the intestines to the skin as an ostomy.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015

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