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Types of surgery

  • Below are descriptions and diagrams of the different types of surgery for colon cancer:

    expand to learn moreRight hemicolectomy

    expand to learn moreLeft hemicolectomy

    expand to learn moreSubtotal colectomy

    expand to learn moreLow anterior resection

    expand to learn moreAbdomino-perineal resection

  • Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Understanding Your Colon or Rectal Surgery, second edition, can-ah-95399
    Reviewed by: Johan Nordenstam, MD, MS, PhD
    First published: 01/24/2013
    Last reviewed: 07/15/2015