Why do people have to undergo a hemi-colectomy? What are the main medical reasons for this operation?
How serious an operation is it?
- PangolinLv 78 years agoFavourite answer
Usually colon cancer, sometimes severe diverticulosis or a perforation, but the latter doesn't usually require that half the colon be removed.
It's fairly serious, but most patients do well if it is done electively.
- SussexLv 58 years ago
because for some reason the bowel is better out than in. my daughter has had 2 of these operations she has crohns and the bowel had become so diseased it was useless. 2nd time was mainly scar tissue and adhesions from the first operation that required it.