Advancements in surgical precision and cancer-fighting care have allowed the oncological surgery teams at Florida Hospital to apply minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic assisted techniques in the treatment of cancer within the rectum. Once requiring a large incision across the abdomen and a long hospital recovery, the abdominal perineal resections performed at Florida Hospital are now done through tiny incisions, which dramatically reduce pain, scarring and recovery time. Make an appointment or request a second opinion with a specialist today.
Surgery to remove the anus, the rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon through an incision made in the abdomen. The end of the intestine is attached to an opening in the surface of the abdomen and body waste is collected in a disposable bag outside of the body. This opening is called a colostomy. Lymph nodes that contain cancer may also be removed during this operation.