Abdominoperineal Resection Performed at Tampa General Hospital
A leading destination for abdominoperineal resection is Tampa General Hospital’s Endoscopy Center. This is a major surgical procedure involving a number of steps to address cancers located in the lower rectum or anus that affect the sphincter muscles controlling bowel movements. At TGH, our highly skilled surgical team utilizes the latest technological advancements in imaging and laparoscopic surgery to spare as much healthy tissue as possible and ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Abdominoperineal resection involves the complete removal of the sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus, and there are different ways to approach the procedure. At TGH, our colon and rectal surgeons perform total mesorectal excisions (TME) of rectal cancers. This approach has been proven to have the least likely rate of cancer recurrence. Additionally, our surgeons aren’t not only trained in this important technique, but they also teach other surgeons how to perform a total mesorectal excision of a rectal cancer.
Immediately following abdominoperineal resection, a pouch is fitted to the stoma to collect evacuated stool and gas. During recovery from this procedure at TGH, patients will work with dedicated specialists who will ensure that healing is progressing as expected and demonstrate the proper way to attach and remove the pouch from the stoma. Our proven ability to consistently provide positive surgical outcomes as well as our commitment to helping patients adjust to life after abdominoperineal resection has earned us a place on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s best hospitals for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery for 2017-18.
Use our Physician Finder or call 1-800-833-3627 to find a physician who performs abdominoperineal resection at Tampa General Hospital.