Innovative Colon Cancer Surgery in Houston, TX
Houston Colon is one of very few colon and rectal surgical centers worldwide using the modern technology of robotic surgery for colon cancer treatment. Patients who visit us for surgery in Houston, TX receive care from internationally recognized surgeons at the forefront of this new technique. With today’s technology, we have the ability to perform complex surgeries that were not possible before. Contact our office to learn more about colon cancer surgery.
Colon Cancer and Risk Factors
Colorectal cancer affects nearly 150,000 adult men and women in the U.S. each year. The majority of cases affect older adults over the age of 55. However, recent studies have shown a slight decline in patients over 55 in the past few years, with an almost equal number of cases rising in those under 55. No matter your age, understanding the risk factors of colorectal cancer and discussing them with your doctor is critical in staying healthy. Common risk factors include:
As age increases, so does the risk.
It affects men slightly more than women.
Black people have the highest instances of non-hereditary colon cancer.
It's possible that it may run in the family. Being informed of family members' health history is important.
Eating a lot of red meat or processed meat has consistently linked these dietary habits to colon cancer.
What Is Involved in Colon Cancer Surgery?
Patients receiving colon cancer surgery at Houston Colon can take comfort knowing that we practice proven, safe and sterile oncology surgical techniques at our medical center. Typical surgeries involve our team removing a minuscule length of the healthy colon on both sides of the cancer. Doing so ensures that there are no microscopic cancer cells left in the healthy areas. Since cancer can spread to lymph nodes, we also remove nodes nearby to eliminate that risk.
Schedule a Consultation for Colon Cancer Surgery
At Houston Colon, we perform nearly 95% of our colon surgeries with minimally invasive techniques. Our patients benefit from a safer removal process of cancer, a faster recovery time, less scarring and pain, and a quicker return to normal daily activities. Contact our team of colon cancer surgical specialists to schedule a consultation today.