Cancer of the bowel may start from minute growths known as polyps. Not all polyps eventually become cancerous. If left unchecked, the multiplication of the growths may lead to blockage or narrowing of the bowel. It may also cause bleeding or spread to other regions. Dr El-Khourywill therefore use a non-surgical method known as Colonoscopy to remove the cancerous polyps.
A colonoscopy is used to investigate a patient’s large bowel or colon. It entails a long plastic tube that features a light and a camera on its end. This tube can be inserted into the body and moved deep into the bowel.
This procedure is needed for helping to review the colon. This is critical as it is the last spot in the digestive tract. This is about 1.5 meters in length.
In addition, this may be used to help with finding issues relating to blood in the stool or painful bowel movements. It can even be used to help find the cause of abdominal pain or diarrhea that does not go away after a period of time. This is a truly important treatment that has to be used to protect the patient from serious physical risks.
Dr El-Khoury will discuss the operation detailing the indications, the risks and the benefits of the surgery and will also supplement his discussions with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons information on the surgery.