The right hemicolectomy procedure is an operation used to treat cancer of the right side of the colon. During surgery, the right side of the colon is removed, along with the blood vessels and lymph nodes surrounding the tumour to both treat the tumour and understand the true extent of disease. This will also help guide future treatment recommendations. The remaining colon is then reconnected with the small intestine to facilitate normal digestion.
UHN and TVASurg have developed this video to educate patients about right hemicolectomy operations. If you would like to learn more, please visit the UHN Colorectal Cancer Program’s website at http://www.torontocolorectal.ca