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Symptoms to Watch Out For:
Are you experiencing red or dark blood in or on your stools?
Do you have fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath or unexplained weight loss?
Are you experiencing unexplained frequent abdominal pain, cramps, or bloating?
Have your bowel habits changed, such as having stools that are narrower than usual?
If you are, it could indicate colorectal cancer or other disorder. (Always consult your doctor or healthcare professional for proper diagnosis.)
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One of the greatest trends in the history of surgery is the advent of minimally invasive techniques.

When coupled with the latest imaging technology, these techniques are truly revolutionizing medicine. Patients that were previously inoperable now have hope.

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Welcome to Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Our mission is to provide information about various abdominal disorders (especially the colon) and the latest treatment options for patients and their loved ones.

Unnecessary open abdominal surgery? Every day, thousands of patients undergo major invasive abdominal surgical procedures. Unfortunately, most of these operations are performed unnecessarily by laparotomy (an open surgical incision made into the wall of the abdomen). Why? Because the patient is unaware of the surgical alternatives and their doctor offers none. In fact, the majority of these operations can be safely accomplished by minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, most often as outpatient surgery. In 2006 there are very few indications to have a procedure preformed using open technology and anyone that is advised by their physician that laparoscopic surgery cannot be done should seek a second opinion.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery? Laparoscopic Surgery is also referred to as Minimally Invasive Surgery, means performing the surgery in many cases without the additional open incisions that had been associated with open surgery. For patients, this can translate into a lower risk of infection, faster recovery and less scarring. Because of the great benefits offered by such techniques, minimally invasive options challenge the standard-of-care for many conditions and should always be considered.

Now that you have a basic understanding of this minimally invasive surgical technique it is time to continue your research, identifying our options, and trying to learn more about your self or your diagnosis. So the first step in your treatment is to be well-informed. Understanding what abdominal disease is, in addition to knowing what treatment options are available, will help you take an active role along with your physician to make decisions about your care.


Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is colon cancer the same thing as colorectal cancer?
A: Yes. “Colorectal” is a term that encompasses cancer of the colon and cancer of the rectum.

Q:Prior to my sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, or colorectal surgery, will I require any special bowel preparation?
A: So that the lining of the colon can well-visualized during colonoscopy, it is necessary to remove the stool using laxatives taken by mouth. Read More

Q:How long will it take to recover after the surgery?
Surgery results in an average hospital stay of 5-8 days (2-3 days for minimally invasive surgery). Read More
Featured Surgeon: Dr. Redan

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Doctors said Russ needed a liver transplant, they gave him six months to a year. Then he met laparoscopic surgeon Jay Redan, M.D., who found he didn't need a transplant after all.

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"Dr. Redan is one of only a handful of doctors performing laparoscopic surgery on organs like the liver – a trend he hopes will change." - News 14 Carolina

Dr. Redan has expertise in standard and minimally invasive surgery for:
• Adhesions Causing Abdominal Pain
• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn)
• Diseases of the Colon (Cancer and Non-cancer)
• Gallbladder
• Spleen & Stomach
• General Surgery

Patients fly in from all over the US to see the renowned minimally invasive surgeon, Dr. Redan, and be treated utilizing the latest and most advanced medical technology and services available. - Learn more

"The laparoscopic approach is an acceptable alternative to open surgery for colon cancer"

  A Comparison of Laparoscopically Assisted and Open
  Colectomy for Colon Cancer - The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 350:2050-2059, May 13, 2004, Number 20. Read Abstract