Colorectal surgery

Target population

Young, adult and elderly patients.
Health conditions

The coloproctology service serves young, adult and elderly patients with a wide range of diseases, some rare and others extremely frequent. Rare pathologies include: inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease or other very frequent conditions, as those derived from colonic diverticulosis, for instance, bleeding, inflammation, perforation and fistulae in other organs.

Other conditions, equally important and frequent, are colon cancer, rectal and anal cancer, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, anal warts, anal pain, etc.

Introduction

Anal-rectal and colon pathologies are an important cause of consultation in our health services. Currently, colorectal cancer shows a growing trend that has extended over the years. Likely, this variation has been caused by global changes in the diet and lifestyle, increased exposure to harmful agents and increased longevity. This situation has had an important impact on the demand for increasingly specialized surgeries. The Foundation’s Colon and Rectum unit offers complete coverage and cutting-edge technology for treating these pathologies.

The Colon and Rectum service provides specialized outpatient consultation performed by two coloproctologists. In addition, the Institution offers an endoscopy service for flexible colonoscopy, polypectomy, ink endoscopic marking (chromoscopy), anal endosonography, hemorrhoid banding, pneumatic dilatation, mucosectomy, stenting, and various invasive diagnostic procedures.

We offer colorectal surgery for benign and malignant diseases with international standards and advanced laparoscopy.

We have 24-hour support for the interpretation of diagnostic results in coloproctology, as well as interdisciplinary teams for the management of complex clinical cases, such as a pelvic floor disorders medical board, where gynecologists, urologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, pain specialists and therapists participate. Finally, there is 24-hour availability for any type of colorectal emergency.

We provide pelvic floor therapy support with multiple therapeutic modalities, such as biofeedback.

-Abraham Kestenberg Himelfarb – Colon and rectal surgery subespecialist.

-Alexander Obando Rodallega – Colon and rectal surgery subespecialist.

-Jessica Capre Pereira – General surgery specialist.

At Fundación Valle del Lili, we provide healthcare to patients with colon, rectal and anal conditions, characterized by personalized attention, without regard of socioeconomic conditions, race or religion. Our service is provided by an integrated group of experts working as a team with a comprehensive approach, using cutting-edge technology.

Specialist in Colorectal surgery