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Hemicolectomy

A procedure to remove a diseased part of the colon

Payment options avaliable: This treatment offers fixed price packages

About

A hemicolectomy is an operation to remove part of your large bowel (colon/intestine) to treat bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and other inflammatory conditions. Either side of your bowel can be removed depending on the location of the disease (a right or left hemicolectomy). You will be told where your disease is located.

Hemicolectomy Fixed Price Packages

At HCA Healthcare UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients pease of mind and that is why our guaranteed fixed price are fully inclusive with no hidding extras.

Need to know

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    Your consultant will remove the diseased part of your bowel along with a portion of normal bowel from either side in order to help ensure complete excision. The two healthy ends of your bowel are then joined by stapling or stitching them together (anastamosed). Very occasionally a stoma may be required to allow the anastamosis to heal. This is usually a temporary measure and will be reversed at a later date.
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    Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for your procedure.
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    You will spend around one week in hospital, depending on the rate of your recovery. You will wake up with a drip to keep you hydrated, and to replace body fluids. You’ll have a catheter in your bladder to drain urine. This is usually removed within two days. You will be discharged with pain relief medication for any pain your experience. Ensure you try and eat a sensible diet with plenty of fluids, fresh fruit and vegetables. It is not unusual for your motions to be looser than before and for you to need to open your bowels more frequently.
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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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