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Colon and rectum surgery

Includes the treatment of the disease process in colon and rectum using the less invasive (radiowave and electrocoagulatory) techniques or invasive (radical) surgeries.

The most common surgical intervention is appendectomy- removing the appendix (small projection from the cecum). Much more invasive surgeries include hemicolectomy (removing a part of colon). Adenomas, diffuse polyps or nonspecific ulcerative colitis could increase the risk of malignancy and therefore require mandatory surgical intervention (frequently, hemicolectomy is required).