Central Florida Surgical Specialists
Francisco R. Halili, MD, FACS
General Surgery located in Kissimmee, FL
If you need colon surgery to treat cancer or a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, you’re in good hands with general surgeon Francisco Halili, MD, FACS, and his team at privately owned Central Florida Surgical Specialists in Kissimmee, Florida. They use the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques to get rid of cancer, treat GI problems, and restore your overall health. Schedule a consultation with Central Florida Surgical Specialists to learn more today.
What is colon surgery used for?
Dr. Halili uses colon and rectal surgeries to treat various disorders of your GI tract, including:
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Injuries or wounds
- Serious infections
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Bowel obstruction
- Crohn’s disease
Colon surgery is also helpful if you’re at high risk of developing colon cancer. After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, and completing needed imaging or other diagnostic tests, Dr. Halili lets you know if colon surgery is right for you.
What are the different types of colon surgery?
Dr. Halili performs a variety of colon surgeries. The best match for you is based on the type and severity of your condition. He might recommend:
During a polypectomy, Dr. Halili removes polyps during a colonoscopy procedure to treat early stages of colon cancer. He uses a long, flexible lighted tube with a camera attached to it to view the inside of your colon and get rid of polyps with an electric current.
During local excision, Dr. Halili uses specialized tools to remove small cancers and surrounding tissue along your colon wall.
During a colectomy, Dr. Halili removes a diseased portion of your colon. He may use an open procedure through a single incision in your abdomen, or a laparoscopic approach with smaller incisions and a thin lighted tube containing a tiny camera.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Follow Dr. Halili’s instructions prior to colon surgery. Avoid eating or drinking before the procedure and take a bowel prep, or laxative that cleans out your colon, if instructed.
You might receive sedation and pain relievers during a colonoscopy so you stay awake but feel comfortable. During a colectomy, you’re placed under general anesthesia and stay asleep during the procedure.
What happens after colon surgery?
After colon surgery, you’re taken to a recovery area. You may require a hospital stay and a special diet until you regain full bowel function. If Dr. Halili temporarily attached your colon or small intestine to the outside of your body, your surgical team shows you how to care for the opening in your abdomen.
A full recovery can take several weeks. You might feel weak right after colon surgery, but you eventually regain strength.
If you require colon surgery to remove cancer or optimize bowel function, schedule a consultation with Central Florida Surgical Specialists by phone today.