Patient Teaching: Right Hemicolectomy

Surgical Management of Right Colon Cancer


00:16  Anatomy

01:48  Pre-op

03:45  Surgery

06:06  Recovery

09:11  Follow up

09:40  Conclusion

Information for patients and family

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.

Useful links

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