What Is Small Intestine Surgery?
At Sierra Pacific Surgical, our skilled general surgeons specialize in the removal of benign and malignant tumors in the small intestine. Some signs that a small intestine tumor may be present include abdominal cramps or pain, sudden weight loss, blood in the stool, or a lump in the abdomen. As the symptoms of a small intestinal tumor can mimic the symptoms of other gastrointestinal issues, a diagnosis by a professional is required. When treatment for a benign or malignant tumor is best addressed by a surgical approach, our trusted team is ready to provide expert care. Reach out to our Roseville or Folsom, CA office today to schedule a surgical consultation for small intestine surgery.
How is Small Intestine Surgery Performed?
For patients at Sierra Pacific Surgical, small intestine surgery (also called small bowel resection) is performed at an accredited surgical facility in the Greater Sacramento, CA area. This surgery may be carried out with open (traditional) surgery or a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach, depending on the type of treatment required. During surgery, our skilled general surgeons will locate and remove the section of the small intestine that contains the tumor or diseased area. The remaining small intestine pieces are then sutured together to close the gap and allow for normal digestive function. Following the procedure, patients are closely monitored during the recovery process.
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Small Intestine Surgery FAQ
Who is a candidate for small intestine surgery?
Small bowel resection in Sacramento, CA, is typically performed on patients who have tumors in the small intestines. These tumors can be benign or malignant. You should speak to your doctor about your options.
How long does small intestine surgery take?
Small bowel resection surgery can take around 1 – 4 hours. Your surgeon and surgical team will go over what to expect with you prior to surgery.
What is the recovery timeframe from small intestine surgery?
Most patients will require a few weeks to recover from small bowel resection surgery, with the majority of patients able to return to their regular routines within 2 - 4 weeks. You should follow all your aftercare instructions given to you by your surgical team in order to ensure you heal fully.
Tumor Removal from the Small Intestine
When it comes to small intestine surgery, it is essential to find a surgeon who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive proper care. At Sierra Pacific Surgical, we offer our patients the latest state-of-the-art surgical treatments, carrying out our core mission of confronting disease, educating patients, and restoring health. Contact one of our centers in Roseville or Folsom, CA to learn more about small bowel resection procedures for the removal of benign or malignant tumors.