Intestine Surgery

Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery & Board Certified General Surgeons located in Peoria, AZ

As experts in the latest surgical techniques, the team of board-certified surgeons at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery offers solutions for treating a number of intestinal issues, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a ruptured intestine. At their Peoria, Arizona, surgical center, the CMIRS team offers custom treatment plans for intestine surgery to resolve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Find out if you’re a candidate for intestine surgery by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.

Intestine Surgery Q & A

Why do I need intestine surgery?

There are a number of conditions that may require surgical treatment or repair of your large or small intestines. These conditions may include:

  • Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon polyps
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Ruptured intestine
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Your Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery provider may recommend surgery if you have a health emergency, such as a ruptured intestine, or if your symptoms aren’t relieved by nonsurgical treatments.

Exploratory surgery may also be necessary to diagnose unexplained pain or bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

What types of intestine surgeries are available?

The experienced surgical team at Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery offer several minimally invasive surgeries to address the root cause of pain, bleeding, or intestinal obstructions.

Robotic-assisted surgery is also available that uses specialized da Vinci® surgical instruments and a computer console that allows your CMIRS surgeon to complete more complex surgeries with greater precision.

The surgeons can perform many surgeries, including exploratory surgery, either laparoscopically or using robotic technologies. This involves the insertion of a slender probe with an attached camera into a small incision or natural opening of your body, such as the anus or digestive tract. The camera sends real-time images of your inner structures to an external monitor your surgeon watches during the procedure.

Using specialized instruments for making repairs or removing damaged parts of your intestines, your CMIRS surgeon can treat your condition without causing additional trauma to your body.

What can I expect after minimally invasive intestine surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery ensures you heal faster and experience less pain and bleeding than traditional open surgery. Following your procedure, you may be able to go home to recover depending on the type of surgery you have.

Your CMIRS surgeon discusses the recovery process during your initial consultation, so you’ll know what to expect. You may need to take time off from work and other activities during your recovery. You also need to limit high-impact activities to ensure you’re healing properly.

In some cases, you may need to make lifestyle modifications and changes to your diet to prevent pain and other symptoms from recurring, especially if you undergo surgery for IBS or diverticulitis, a chronic inflammation of your intestinal wall.

If you’re having surgery to remove polyps from your colon, your CMIRS surgeon sends the tissues to a medical lab to check for cancer. If cancerous cells are present, you may need additional surgery or other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. 

Find out more about options for intestine surgery by calling the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery or scheduling a consultation online today.