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Colorectal Surgery

Apollo Hospitals has one of India's first dedicated centres for Colorectal Surgery.

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Institute of Colorectal Surgery

There are very few dedicated centres in this part of the world to exclusively manage diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The Institute of Colorectal Surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai is indeed one of the first of such dedicated centres, offering cutting edge treatments in Proctology, Pelvic Floor Diseases and Laparoscopic & Robotic Colorectal Surgery for Colorectal Cancer.

Manned by internationally trained and qualified Colorectal Surgeons, end to end colorectal care is offered. The Colorectal Surgeons provide world class surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. These surgeons have completed specific advanced surgical training in the treatment of colorectal diseases, apart from their general surgical training. Benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum and anus are also very much the focus of this Institute. Such diseases are detected by screening examinations and surgically treated, if indicated to do so.

Treatment of Rectal diseases both benign and cancer related have been completely transformed by the advent of Robotic Rectal Surgery.

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Highlights

  • One of the first dedicated centres for treatment of Colorectal diseases
  • Internationally qualified Colorectal Surgeons
  • Organ specific approach and Super specializations
  • Benign (i.e. non Cancer) and Cancer conditions treated
  • Latest technology such as Robotic and Laparoscopic surgery are used as default technique for all abdominal colorectal procedures
  • Over 1200 colorectal procedures per year, making it one of the busiest centres

Be aware of Colorectal symptoms

The Colon & Rectum

The colon and rectum form a long and hollow tube running from the small intestine to the anus. The colon's length is about 5 to 6 feet. The colon absorbs water and stores digestive waste products, till the body is ready to empty the waste out. The final part of the colon is called the rectum. The sphincter muscles are found at the bottom of the rectum .Their role is to prevent the rectum from emptying out accidentally. When an individual is ready to have a bowel movement, these muscles relax and the stools are pushed out.

Colorectal Symptoms

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anal pain
  • Anal lumps
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mucous or pus discharge
  • Abdominal pain

Common Colorectal Diseases & Symptoms

Piles or Haemorrhoids: This can present as Painless rectal bleeding along with anal lumps

Anal fissure: This manifests as severe anal pain passing stools with some bleeding

Anal fistula: This shows up as painful discharge of blood and pus

Anal abscess: A lump is seen in the anal area with fever

Colitis: This presents as loose stools along with mucous and blood

Colon & Rectal cancer: Symptoms could include rectal bleeding, constipation, loose stools, anaemia, weight loss etc

Anyone with these diseases and symptoms can see a specialist colorectal surgeon for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. The specialist would help gauge the significance of the symptoms and suggest the best course of action.

Colorectal screening

Diseases of the colon and rectum include a wide set of ailments, ranging in severity from mildly irritating to life threatening. It has been clearly proved in many research studies that timely screening can help early detection of serious conditions and thus improve outcome and survival.

Several Day care procedures for the management of anorectal diseases, as well as the latest treatments like Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic surgery for Colorectal cancer are performed at the Apollo Institutes of Colorectal Surgery.

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