Robotically-assisted APR (Abdominoperineal Resection) surgery - JaneA

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer. Posted on February 15, 2018 View this journey (9 Experiences)

APR surgery is the removal of the sigmoid colon, the rectum, and the anus resulting in a permanent colostomy. Even though the surgery was performed robotically, patients still have a perineal wound ( the buttocks and two muscle layers below are sutured together). This makes sitting extremely uncomfortable for six weeks or more. Having this surgery performed robotically definitely spares the patient because my hospital stay and recovery time were much shorter than patients who have an open surgery.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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