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Anterior resection Surgery in Pune is the name given to the surgery of rectal cancer where the affected part of the rectum is excised and the remaining two segments of the rectum are joined to each other thereby retaining the normal mechanism of the passage of stools.

Generally, if the rectal cancer is situated more than 5 cm away from the anal verge, it is possible to preserve the sphincter which controls the passage of stools. With careful selection of tumor and proper neoadjuvant therapy (a therapy which is given prior to surgery), in a small number of cases where the tumor is situated within 5 cm of the anal verge, anterior resection and sphincter preservation can still be possible.

Conventionally Anterior resection Surgery in Pune is done by opening up the abdomen by a lower abdominal incision, but with advanced medical equipment and technology, it is possible to do this surgery laparoscopically. This ensures smaller incisions, lesser pain and lesser duration of hospital stay after anterior resection.

Our Anterior resection Surgery in Pune is usually accompanied by chemotherapy and radiotherapy which is given either prior to (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) the surgery.

At the time of anterior resection, if the anastomosis of the two bowel segments is very deep down into the pelvis, or if the patient has received radiotherapy or if the patient has other risk factors which preclude early healing, a temporary diversion colostomy or ileostomy is done to protect and safeguard the anastomosis. In such cases, the patient will require to undergo a small second surgery later for the closure of the stoma.

Possibility of doing anterior resection is assessed in all rectal cancers for it preserves the normal route of passage of stools and enables the patient to maintain a good body image.

Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Anterior resection Surgery in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.