GI Surgical Procedures

Colectomy  (removal of part or all of colon)
Colostomy   (During surgery, the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the belly, ending in a stoma.)  
Ileostomy   (During surgery, the end of the small intestine is brought through an opening in the belly, ending in a stoma.)   
Laparoscopy   (Type of operation done with the help of a camera in the belly or pelvis.)
Resection, Large Bowel   (removal of part of all of large bowel)
Resection, Small Bowel   (removal of part or all of small bowel)
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Additional Resources 
Patient information brochures on a number of different procedures.
Links to brochures available in Spanish (español) and other languages are also provided.
Patient information on a number of procedures.  The site also provides "information to help you understand your disease, injury, operation, lab and test results, find a surgeon and find clinical trial sites" as well.
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
This page is maintained by the library staff of  Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 Last updated: May 14, 2013