Colon & Rectal:
Removal of part or whole of the colon. The colon is again joined up. Some patients may require a diverting stoma (an opening on the abdominal wall where stool comes out and is collected in a bag). This stoma and bag system is a sealed system with no odor and soiling. This stoma in most cases is temporary and is closed after 3 to 6 months. Only in a very few selected cases is the stoma made permanent. Some cases of rectal cancer may require radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy before or after operation.