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Doctor insights on: Digestion After Extended Right Hemicolectomy With Primary Anastomosis

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Anastomosis (Definition)

Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis ...Read more


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What is a subtotal colectomy with small bowel sigmoid anastomosis appearing at the level of upper pelvis mean?

What is a subtotal colectomy with small bowel sigmoid anastomosis appearing at the level of upper pelvis mean?

Colectomy: It refers to taking out most of the colon or large bowel to the sigmoid and attaching the end of the small bowel to the sigmoid colon ...Read more

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Explain : subtotal colectomy w/small bowel sigmoid anastomoses which appears to be at the level of the upper pelvis?

Explain : subtotal colectomy w/small bowel sigmoid anastomoses which appears to be at the level of the upper pelvis?

It sounds like...: ...most of your colon was probably removed and the end of your small intestine was primarily surgically connected to the remaining sigmoid colon and rectum. ...Read more

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When can I start the gym after a right hemicolectomy surgury?

My recommendation: Is not to do any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks post op, you can do walking or tread mill on a relatively flat incline anytime after surgery. Best to check with your surgeon for their preferences. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the difference in a partial cecectomy and a right hemicolectomy?

Can someone tell me the difference in a partial cecectomy and a right hemicolectomy?

Yes: Cecectomy just removes the very "tip" of the start of the colon. Right hemicolectomy removes the entire right side of the colon. Often done for a large polyp or cancer. ...Read more

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Is burning pain normal after right hemicolectomy?

Is burning pain normal after right hemicolectomy?

Where?: Where is the pain? When was the surgery? How was the surgery performed? Postoperative pains at the surgical incision sites are common. Other pains may not be normal, and would need to contact your surgeon to ask this question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after hemicolectomy?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after hemicolectomy?

Adjustment: Diarrhea after hemicolectomy can occur. Remember the main function of the colon is to absorb water. When you remove a segment of the colon then the transit time changes. Keep a record of food that causes diarrhea. An adjustment time will let you find food to help. ...Read more

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Can any docs elaborate on the difference in a partial cecectomy and a right hemicolectomy?

Yes: Cecum is the beginning of the right colon. Cecum, ascending is on right, then transverse, descending is left colon, then rectum. Hemi is about half. Ectomy is removal of something. So more colon removed than just a part of cecum! Why ? Not a very common operation? ...Read more

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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more