Minimally Invasive Surgery & Colorectal Diseases Center
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and Colorectal Diseases Center is directed by a group of experienced and professional surgeons and qualified nurses. The center provides one-to-one care, timely treatment, multidisciplinary care, professional diagnosis and investigation to all our patients.
Scope of Services
- Identify potential new cases by screening program, colorectal package and investigation.
- Provide timely standard treatment plan
- Arrange and perform the colorectal surgery by the surgeon with specific training and expert experience.
- Pre and post-operation services
- One-to-one specialist nurse as case manager
- Oncologist participation in treatment
- Online booking
Colorectal Cancer usually starts from the growth of polyps in the large bowel. When a polyp develops over time, it may turn into cancer. Colorectal Cancer is the most common cancer in Hong Kong, over 90% of colorectal cancer cases are occurred in people aged 50 or above.
ColonscopyIt is an investigatory procedure that a doctor uses a long flexible tube to examine the inside of the large bowel and polyps could be removed by surgeon immediately. To detect colorectal cancer earlier, colonoscopy is currently a reliable and safe way to do the examination.
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
ESD uses to tackle large and laterally spreading type polyp. There are layers of human bowel, polyps usually appear in the deepest one. With the usage of tailor made ESD knife and endoscope, the surgeon can remove the polyps from mucous membrane. It enables the surgeons to move the polyps completely and largely decrease the injury that may bring to the bowel.
High risk group
3 day before: avoid high residue diet (e.g. vegetables, nuts, fruits)
1 day before: liquid food only (congee water or soup)
Night before: take cleansing solution
3 hours before: do not eat or drink
You will be given an intravenous sedative injection to ensure your comfort.
Supplemental oxygen will be supplied if needed.
Blood pressure, pulse and blood oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure.
Do not eat until feeling of discomfort has cleared.
Abnormal symptoms or distention may persist for a few hours.
Do not drive, operate machines or undertake any dangerous activity for 24 hours.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.
Laparoscopic colectomy, a minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer, is considered an alternative to traditional open colectomy. Surgeons will use surgical instruments to remove a portion or entire colon. Compared to open colectomy, laparoscopic colectomy brings less pain, reduced blood loss and shorter recovery time to patients.
Colorectal cancer patients will be referred to our specialized oncology team. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or targeted therapy.
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