Colorectal surgery refers to the surgical procedures involved in the diagnosis and/or treatment of the lower intestinal tract i.e. colon, rectum and anus.
The common presenting complaints by patients include changes in bowel habit (constipation or diarrhoea), abdominal pain or bloating, rectal bleeding, weight loss, fatigue and poor appetite. The procedure of diagnosing a colorectal condition include laparoscopic assessment, colonoscopy, OGDS and proctoscopy.
Having amassed vast experience in colorectal surgery, Dr. Shankar’s experience includes treating patients with haemorrhoids, fistulas, incontinence, constipation, colorectal cancer and rectal prolapse.
Dr. Shankar provides comprehensive care for all aspects of colorectal diseases through surgical treatment (open surgery and minimally invasive surgery) and non-surgical treatment. Whenever possible, Dr Shankar uses minimally invasive procedures for colorectal surgery which enhances precision, reduces pain and discomfort and reduces recovery time.
The surgical forms or treatments that is offered by Dr. Shankar include laparoscopic surgery, colectomy, colostomy and haemorrhoidectomy. The type of surgery performed will depend on a number of factors including the patient’s medical condition and the surgeon’s experience. Dr. Shankar’s extensive experience and patient-centred care philosophy allows him to provide an array of services best suited to his patient’s needs thereby enabling his patients to make informed decisions about their medical care.