Colon Surgery

At Overlook Surgical Associates, colon surgery (colectomy) is performed for benign (diverticulitis, polyps, volvulus) or malignant (cancer) reasons. Colon surgery is most often performed laparoscopically with a small incision to extract the specimen from the abdomen. Hospitalization runs between three to seven days depending on how quickly bowel function resumes. At home recuperation is usually about one month.