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New colon surgery offers smaller incisions, shorter recovery

Approximately 100,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year alone. Of these, over 90 percent will require surgery to remove all or part of the colon. These patients often face a long and difficult recovery because the traditional “open” surgical procedures are highly invasive - requiring a long incision and lengthy recovery time.

Akron General now offers laparoscopic colon surgery for colorectal cancer - as well as for non-cancerous colon problems including: diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, benign polyps, bleeding and severe constipation. This new procedure requires smaller incisions and results in a shorter recovery time.

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