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 The colon and its functionscolon, large intestine

The colon, or large intestine, constitutes the last part of the gastroenteric tract. The colon receives the enteric fluid produced by thesmall intestine, from which by now almost all nutrients have been absorbed, and reprocesses it, reabsorbing almost all the water it contains and producing feces, which it conducts until elimination.

The diseases that can affect this section of the intestine are numerous, and only partly within surgical competence (for example, inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative rectocolitis or Crohn's disease become surgicalical only in their more advanced stages). Of definite surg ical interestical, and quite frequent in the population, are colic tumors and complicated diverticulitis.

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Colon surgery

Colon surgery has evolved greatly in recent years. From being a very invasive and demolitive procedure, with long postoperative hospital stay and considerable delay in resuming one's daily activities, as it was until the late 1990s of last century, it has now transformed into a minimally invasive surgery, with a post-surgical hospitalization of 4-5 days, rapid re-feeding and rapid recovery of one's normal functions. It is, however, a very complex surgery, requiring a highly qualified surgical team specifically trained to perform minimally invasive surgery, especially in the case of surgery for diverticulitis: which, although a benign pathology, because of the frequent and intense inflammatory phenomena it causes can result in local anatomical changes such that the surgery is technically very complex-which is why it is essential to turn to a highly experienced team.

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Colon disease and laparoscopy

The surgeons of the Cuccomarino, MD are able to offer the highest degree of training and the broadest experience in minimally invasive colon surgery, with consistently brilliant results for complete patient satisfaction.