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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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How long does it take to recover after right hemicolectomy ?

Variable: However anticipate 3-4 days in the hospital and 6 weeks to unrestricted, unlimitted activy. This will vary with the indication for the surgery, your general health at the time of the surgery and any peri or postoperative complications that may have occurred. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a temperature after a right hemicolectomy?

Depends: What you mean by temperature and how soon after surgery. Temps less than 101f are usually not too concerning in first days after surgery. Speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after a right hemicolectomy do I have to wait to fly?

How long after a right hemicolectomy do I have to wait to fly?

Wait: Until released for travel by your surgeon. May depend if you had open or laparoscopic surgery. May want to wait about 2 weeks, & also see the surgeon for a check up before traveling. ...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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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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How long after right hemicolectomy surgery is it safe for a female to have sex?

How long after right hemicolectomy surgery is it safe for a female to have sex?

Practice "Safe" Sex: There is nothing intrinsically dangerous about having sex after a right-colon resection. However, depending on the surgical technique, we don't want to overly stress the healing abdominal incision(s). Therefore, if you can have sex without any "heavy lifting", any time is fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

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