Phone: +606-231 9999 Ext. 2131
Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh
No. G3, OPD Ground Floor,
Block A, No. 2418-1,
KM 8 Lebuh Ayer Keroh
75450 Melaka, Malaysia
Monday – Friday : 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday : 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday, Public Hols : Closed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive procedure that is performed by inserting specialized surgical devices through incisions smaller than an inch on the abdominal wall. Vis-à-vis open surgery, this comes with several benefits including reduced pain, earlier discharge, faster recovery to normal life etc. The duration of the surgery depends on the exact nature of the procedure. However, generally it can last between 1.5 to 4 hours.

Yes, we use advanced techniques in laser technology to ensure precise, efficient and safer outcomes. However, further to detailed investigation of your condition and previous medical history, your surgeon will decide the treatment modality best suited for you. 

All surgical procedures, both open and minimally invasive, will need post-operative medication for pain-relief and faster recovery. These are part of enhanced recovery protocol and are prescribed just before the discharge. Copies of your medical records will be handed over along with discharge summary. Be sure to stick to medication advised by your surgeon. 

Colorectal surgery is usually recommended for patients undergoing chronic conditions including cancer of the rectum, anus, colon etc, anal fissures, inflammatory bowel disease, haemorrhoids, abscess, faecal incontinence etc. Not all conditions will need surgery. A detailed consultation with your surgeon following complete diagnosis will help in deciding the type of surgery. Colorectal surgical procedures remove the colon partially or completely, drain an abscess or extract tissue or part of an affected organ.

Colorectal surgical procedures are mostly safe and can improve the overall quality of life of the patient. Bloating, cramping, bowel perforation etc are some of the complications of the procedure. All risk factors associated are always discussed with the patient beforehand and influenceable factors (obesity, nutritional status, preoperative anaemia etc) modified to prevent, treat or reduce post-operative complications.

Not all polyps are cancerous. However, some may increase the risk for cancer. Some of the signs to look for are bloody and narrow stools, pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen, unexplained anaemia, sudden weight loss etc. 

Regular check-ups and lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risks of colorectal cancer. People who consume high calorie and fat-rich diet less in fiber, calcium and folic acid are at high risk of developing the disease. One must take extra precautionary measures if he/she has a family history of colorectal cancers. All pre-cancerous polyps must be removed and biopsies performed during the procedure. This will help your surgeon to detect tumours at a really early stage.