The common symptoms of colorectal disorders include:
• Abdominal bleeding
• Bleeding from the rectum
• Weight loss
• Change in the bowel habits (constipation, new diarrhea, stool size, etc.)
Prior to the surgery, the doctor or surgeon will do tests in order to determine the cause of your symptoms. The teats may include blood work, barium anemia, CT scan, and colonoscopy etc. In case you are found to suffer from the disease that needs surgery, that is when a laparoscopic surgery will be performed.
Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery includes using multiple thin tubes placed through 3 to 5 tiny incisions. The incisions are commonly less than 0.5 cm. A thin telescope is then placed through one of the thin tubes. This enables the surgical team to look inside the abdomen on a monitor and perform the operation, using advanced and specialized surgical instruments. The procedure is usually performed under the general anesthesia.