Open Surgery for Colorectal Diseases

Surgeons in the operating room
Doctor surgery team in the operating room

Traditional, Open Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery requires accessing complex parts of the digestive tract. Surgeons cannot perform all operations with a minimally invasive, laparoscopic approach. If you cannot undergo a laparoscopic procedure and need surgery for your colorectal condition, your surgeon will use a traditional, open method. This type of surgery involves making a larger incision in the abdomen to operate safely.

You may require traditional, open surgery if you have any of the following:

  • Colorectal condition that affects a large portion of your digestive tract
  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Multiple prior operations
  • Serious colorectal condition that came on suddenly
  • Very severe or advanced disease

A larger incision through your abdominal wall can sometimes involve more pain or a longer recovery time, but this isn’t always true. Your surgeon will help you decide which approach is the safest and most appropriate for you.

How Much Does Open Surgery for Colorectal Diseases Cost?

The cost of an Open Surgery for Colorectal Diseases will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule your consultation for Open Surgery for Colorectal Diseases in Raleigh – contact UNC REX – Colorectal Surgery and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!


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“I have undergone several surgeries with this team, and I have nothing but the utmost respect and confidence in the surgeons and staff. My surgeon is very caring and compassionate, as he answered all our questions in a most simplified way before and after surgery. My surgeon’s bedside manner in his office and at the hospital was great. The hospital nurses who worked with him regarded him as one of their favorites to work with. My surgeon checked on me daily – mornings and nights – during my hospital stays. His nurse practitioner and office staff were also good to work with. I highly recommend this team to anyone for their surgical needs. “

– Lindsay