Colorectal surgeries correct problems of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. Surgeries include full or partial removal (resection) of the colon or rectum; removal of the left or right side (hemicolectomy), the lower part (sigmoidectomy), or  the upper part (cecectomy) of the colon; and attaching the colon to an opening (stoma) in the abdominal wall (colostomy).

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