Institute of Colorectal Surgery
The Institute of Colorectal Surgery at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata is one of India's first dedicated centres for management of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The Institute offers cutting edge treatments in Proctology, Pelvic Floor Diseases and Laparoscopic & Robotic Colorectal Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. The Institute is staffed by internationally trained and qualified Colorectal Surgeons who offer world class end to end colorectal care. The Colorectal Surgeons at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata are experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. They have completed advanced surgical training in the treatment of these diseases, as well as full general surgical training. They are well versed in the treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum and anus and are able to perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat conditions,if indicated to do so.
- First of its kind dedicated centre for management of Colorectal diseases
- Internationally trained Colorectal Surgeons
- Organ specific Super specializations
- Treat both Benign (i.e. non Cancer) and Cancer conditions all under one roof
- Use most advanced technology i.e. Robotic and Laparoscopic as default technique for all abdominal colorectal procedures
- Already one of the Busiest Colorectal Centre with more than 1200 colorectal procedures/year
Robotic Rectal Surgery has transformed the management of patients with rectal problems both benign and cancer related. Offering these advanced technologies under one roof by well trained colorectal surgeons who have in depth knowledge of the conditions improves patient outcomes and drives down costs to the patients.
The Colon & Rectum
The colon and rectum is a hollow tube that runs from the small intestine to the anus. The colon is about 5 to 6 feet long. The function of the colon is to absorb water and store the waste products of digestion until your body is ready to empty them out. The last portion of the colon is called the rectum. At the bottom of the rectum are the sphincter muscles. These muscles prevent the rectum from emptying out accidentally. When the person is ready to have a bowel movement, the sphincter muscles relax and with straining the stool is able to be pushed out.
Any disturbance or abnormality in the colon, rectum and anus may result in any of the following symptoms:
- Rectal bleeding
- Anal pain
- Anal lumps
- Mucous or pus discharge
- Abdominal pain
Common Colorectal Diseases & Symptoms
Piles or Haemorrhoids: Painless rectal bleeding with anal lumps,
Anal fissure: Severe anal pain on defecation with some bleeding,
Anal fistula: Pus and blood discharge with pain,
Anal abscess: Painful lump in anal area, fever,
Colitis: Loose stools, mucous, blood,
Colon & Rectal cancer: rectal bleeding, constipation, loose stools, anaemia, weight loss
If you have any of these diseases or symptoms, you need to see a specialist for further assessment and treatment. It may be difficult for you to ascertain the significance of the symptoms you are experiencing. The safest advice will be to report to your Specialist Colorectal Surgeon. He or she will be able to assess, examine and advice you accordingly.
The Specialist Colorectal Surgeon
Colon and rectal diseases comprise a broad range of conditions and ailments, the severity of which can vary from mildly irritating to life threatening. Research has demonstrated that early screening and treatment of colon and rectal diseases can significantly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates. Studies have shown that patients treated by colon and rectal surgeons are more likely to survive colorectal cancer and will pay less for surgical care because of colon and rectal surgeons' advanced training and the high volume of colon and rectal disease surgeries they perform.
At Apollo Institutes of Colorectal Surgery we offer one day procedure for management of anorectal diseases, while offering cutting edge treatments like Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic surgery for Colorectal cancer.