For patients with uncomplicated small intestine or colon disease not involving or invading adjacent organs, and who have not had prior extensive abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery can be a good option whenever a surgeon experienced with advanced laparoscopic intestinal surgical techniques is available, provided there are no contraindications to abdominal insufflation.
Generally, some of the advantages of minimally invasive colorectal surgery are:
- Shorter recovery time or hospital stay
- Faster return to normal diet
- Faster return to work or normal activity
- Less pain from the incisions
- Better cosmetic result
- Less risk of adhesion
However, individual result may vary between different procedures and different patients. During your consultation, we will be able to discuss with you and decide upon the best surgical approach to treat your condition.