Surgical Services for Colon Cancer

After the colon cancer is diagnosed and staged, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan. Treatment may include colon or rectal surgery. Often, the primary treatment for colon cancer is an operation called a colon resection, in which the cancer and a length of normal tissue on either side of the cancer are removed, as well as the nearby lymph nodes.

A colon resection can be performed by a general surgeoncolon surgeon or surgical oncologist.