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WHAT IS COLORECTAL SURGERY?
This type of surgery addresses conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus typically caused by inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis and cancer. We frequently are able to do minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic colon surgery in many of our patients. These are operations that are technically challenging and many General and Colorectal Surgeons use larger incisions to do these operations, with the national average of minimally invasive colon removal being less than 30 to 40% of these operations. Because of our minimally invasive approach, many patients are discharged only a few days following the surgery.
WHY CHOOSE US?
When it comes to colorectal surgery, you’d be hard pressed to find a more talented and results-oriented team than the surgeons of North Florida Surgeons: Baptist Jacksonville Division. Because we focus on minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy or robotic surgery), the majority of our patients have quicker recovery times and are discharged just days after surgery. Our aim is to make sure you are fully prepared for colorectal surgery and that you are fully supported afterwards. We will help you live the happiest, healthiest life possible as soon as possible. Our patients follow up with us long term and essentially become part of our family!
TYPES OF SURGERY WE OFFER
North Florida Surgeons is one of the few centers to offer robotic colon and rectal surgery. Robotic-assisted procedures typically result in less blood loss, lower risk of infection and faster recovery time. With these procedures, our surgeons can often preserve more healthy tissue, which significantly improves your life after surgery.
We specialize in minimally invasive colorectal surgery for colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Rather than opening the abdomen, our surgeons use a thin laparoscope to view and access the patient’s bowels. The entire surgery is then performed through tiny incisions, using the scope as a guide. These procedures result in less discomfort, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery.