Mercy Hospital Dunedin - General Surgery
Private Surgical Service, General Surgery
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to view the rectum and, by inserting small surgical instruments through the other cuts, part or all of the rectum can be removed.
Open: an abdominal incision is made and part or all of the rectum removed.