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
Is colon cancer the same thing as colorectal cancer?
A: Yes. “Colorectal” is a term that
encompasses cancer of the colon and cancer of
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
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
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)
• 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
Disclaimer: LapColonSurgery is an independent
service offered by Clicks to Patients, Inc.
It is meant to be an educational site that offers patients information
that patients may need to help them investigate laparoscopic
colon surgery. All rights reserved.