Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive laparoscopic rectal surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, Jackson Clinic doctors perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions.

Laparoscopic rectal surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection.

The Jackson Clinic’s laparoscopic rectal surgery offers patients facing colon surgery (right, left or sigmoid colectomy) such potential benefits as:

  • Low blood loss
  • Quicker return to bowel function
  • Quicker return to diet
  • Short hospital stay

Laparoscopic rectal surgery offers patients facing rectal cancer surgery (low anterior resection and APR) such potential benefits as:

  • Excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
  • Quick return of bowel function
  • Fast return to diet
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fast recovery time

The Jackson Clinic’s laparoscopic system is a state-of-the-art surgical platform. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open surgery, The Jackson Clinic is changing the experience of minimally-invasive surgery for people all across West Tennessee and the Mid-South, including Memphis, Tupelo, Jonesboro and Paducah.