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Partial Colectomy Costa Rica

A partial colectomy is surgical removal (resection) of a diseased part of the large intestine, also called the bowel or colon. This part of your digestive system handles waste products while the small intestine absorbs the nutritional part of food that you need.

This procedure is usually done for the following reasons:

  • Cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Blockage of the intestine
  • Ulcerative colitis that does not respond to medical therapy
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Precancerous polyps

Preparation before the procedure

  • You will be asked questions about your health history and allergies you may have to medication
  • You will have your blood drawn and tested
  • You may have other tests such as a chest x ray, barium enema, electrocardiogram, a colonoscopy or a CT scan
  • You may drink a special solution and take a laxative or enema to be sure the colon is empty on the day of surgery
  • Your vital signs including your blood pressure, temperature and respiration will be taken
  • You will need to remove glasses, contact lenses, dentures, hearing aids, jewelry and hair ornaments
  • An anesthesiologist will talk to you about anesthesia procedures and options

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