COLO RECTAL SURGERY
Check Your Colon health with Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal
One of the top-notch centres for Colorectal Cancer Surgery (CRC) ailment, the Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal, provides world-class treatment across a spectrum of cancerous diseases related to the large intestines and the rectum.
The hospital continuously strives to make the finest medical care accessible for its patients suffering from colorectal cancer and efficiently provide each of them with the highest chance of success.
Colorectal cancer refers to the development of cancerous cells in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of colon). Lymphoma, carcinoid tumours, melanoma and sarcomas are certain cancers that occur in the colorectal region of the body.
Why Choose Us?
The colorectal department at Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal has highly-skilled specialists who believe in continuously enhancing the treatment methodology by accommodating the latest advancements in the field for unparalleled healthcare across borders.
The colorectal general surgery experts of the hospital stay abreast of the latest treatment programmes and technologies, enabling us to deliver optimal care for a diverse range of specific illnesses and conditions. The multidisciplinary care team works extensively to develop a personalized plan to treat a patient’s colorectal cancer for the best results.
Our Competent Team
Our team of colorectal specialists and colorectal cancer surgeons at the colorectal surgery department of Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal consists of nationally and internationally acclaimed certified experts who have undergone extensive training in the field.
The specialists at the hospital have exquisite skills and are well-versed in advanced surgical and non-surgical technologies that are prevalent across the globe in the field of colorectal cancer diagnosis, treatment and surgeries.
The Apollo Sage Hospitals in Bhopal has an advanced framework of the best facilities that allow excellent services to the patients. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the healthcare facility at the colorectal department encompasses all the necessary equipment to provide comprehensive medical services for each patient. This allows the hospital to deliver exceptional healthcare under one roof.
The hospital staff ensures that each patient and their family members are treated with compassion and ensure that patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their entire journey. The hospital aims to create a healing environment that alleviates the pain, difficulties, concerns, and stress experienced by both patients and their families during the treatment process.
With the spacious and soothing environment, coupled with top-notch infrastructure, the hospital ensures that the patients get ample natural light and ventilation, contributing to a happy and positive atmosphere.
Disease & Conditions
- Colon Cancer: This originates in the large intestine and is commonly observed in older adults. The disease typically commences as small clusters of noncancerous (benign) cells known as polyps, which develop on the inner lining of the colon. With the passage of time, certain polyps may become cancerous.
- Rectal Cancer: It refers to a condition where cancer cells form within the rectum. Treatment options for rectal cancer involve surgical interventions, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Notably, rectal cancer can be effectively cured, particularly when identified in its early stages through screening procedures like colonoscopy.
- Bowel Obstruction: This manifests as either a mechanical or functional blockage in the small or large intestines. This obstruction occurs when the inner passage of the bowel is partially or entirely obstructed. Common symptoms of obstruction include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal distention.
- J-Pouch Surgery: The procedure is done after proctocolectomy – removal of colon and rectum. Since these organs store and eliminate solid wastes and are removed, the patient is provided with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) procedure to store and pass the intestinal waste. The colorectal surgeons connect the pouch to the anal canal which allows storage and passage of stool through the body’s usual route.
- Enterocutaneous Fistula (ECF): This condition is characterized by an abnormal connection between the digestive tract, typically the stomach, and the skin. As a consequence, there is an occurrence of intestinal leaks through the skin. This could occur in the form of anal fistula, bladder fistula, rectal fistula, and even fistula intestinal.
- Colonoscopy: This is an examination of the large intestines, colon, rectum, and anus or the entire digestive tract. During this, the experts use a long flexible tube called a colonoscope to insert into the rectum to look for abnormalities and diseases such as swollen, irritated tissues, polyps or cancer spots in the large intestine and rectum.
- Ultrasound: Also, called ultrasonography or sonography, ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to take detailed images or pictures of organs, tissues, and structures within the body. This allows the expert to understand and identify any abnormalities in the digestive tract without performing any surgery.
- Blood Stool Tests: Medically termed as the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), the blood stool test help identify any hidden (occult) blood in the stool. In case of blood is found in the stool, it is an indication of colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum. However, it is important to mention here that not all cancers bleed and hence, the disease may go unidentified too.
- Endoscopic Biopsy (EB): It is a standardized preoperative diagnostic method used to diagnose colorectal cancer and is performed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Its accuracy level is extremely high and plays a major role in formulating the line of treatment. Apart from Endoscopic Biopsy, Needle Biopsy, and Surgical Biopsy are also done to identify colorectal cancer.
- Biomarker Testing Of Tumour: Better known as biological markers or molecular markers, it is one of the well-established colorectal cancer screening strategies that help the colorectal doctor to look for genes, proteins, and other substances that indicate abnormalities caused by cancer.
Treatment & Services
- Colo-Rectal Surgery: This surgery is done to remove the infected part only within the colon. It removes the cancerous tissues, tumours, and affected lymph nodes to prevent cancer from spreading to other organs of the body. Though in most cases the colorectal surgeons may reconnect the bowel after removing the infected areas, sometimes they may be required to create a temporary stoma for drainage into a colostomy bag.
- Radiation Therapy: Also known as External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), Radiationis common to treat colorectal cancer. The radiation beam is aimed or targeted at the cancer-detected spot. The precise treatments of radiation ensure that fewer healthy tissues are exposed to radiation. Some of these technologies include 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Apart from this, the experts also used Interventional Radiology, which is a minimally invasive technique to target cancer cells.
- Colorectal Chemotherapy: Systematic Chemotherapy and Regional Chemotherapy are the two ways by which Colorectal Chemotherapy is performed. During this process, anti-cancer drugs are injected into the bloodstream to destroy the cancer cells in the body.
- Immunotherapy: The treatment allows the body’s immune system to fight the cancerous cells. T-cell transfer therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, treatment vaccines, and immune system modulators are certain types of immunotherapies that are used to treat colorectal cancer.
- Adjuvant Thermal Ablation: This involves using microwaves, radio frequencies, ethanol, or cryosurgery to destroy cancerous tissues or their functions. It is used in the treatment of oligometastatic colon cancer and liver diseases and offers improved oncologic results.