If you need surgery for colorectal cancer, the expert colon and rectal surgeons Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI) offer state-of-the-art techniques, including robotic surgery.
Surgery for colorectal cancer, also called bowel cancer, involves removing the diseased tissue in a procedure called a resection. At Lahey Health, we offer resections performed with minimally invasive techniques, which can mean a quicker recovery with less pain.
Our surgeons are also experienced in the latest organ-preserving techniques such as sphincter-sparing procedures. Preserving the rectum and sphincter may allow for normal bowel function after surgery.
In many cases, surgery for colorectal cancer can be performed with robotic techniques, which involve tiny incisions and greater precision. Our surgeons are among the leaders in the field of robotic surgery and laparoscopy. Their approaches include microsurgery procedures, to avoid damaging healthy tissue as much as possible.
There often is a worry that colorectal cancer means the need for a stoma or colostomy bag after surgery. But this often is not the case, due in large part to early detection and to the expertise of Lahey Health surgeons.
After surgery, we offer you a survivorship program through which we closely follow your recovery and provide information and advice on topics such as diet, activity level, and quality of life.