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Risk Factors for Colectomy

Colectomy is generally regarded as a fairly safe procedure, and there are rarely any major complications from it. Still, as with any surgery, it carries some possible risks. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor before the procedure.

Some possible risks of a colectomy include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hernia
  • Scar tissue
  • Blockage of the intestines
  • A leak where the intestines are sewn together
  • Damage to nearby organs

Locations for Colectomy