Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Learn about the four main steps used in surgery to remove part of the colon -- complete with pictures to help you understand.

Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Removal of the entire large colon is usually not necessary to treat colon cancer except for a small number of people. Learn more here.

Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

This surgical technique removes a diseased section of the lower colon and rectum using a laparoscope. Read more here.

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on July 17, 2017
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