Rectal Cancer Treatment at IEO Italy

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Rectal Cancer Treatment at IEO, Italy

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The IEO - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (European Institute of Oncology) is one of the world's most renowned cancer treatment hospitals and an allinclusive oncology center in Europe. One of IEO’s goals is to reach excellence in the field of prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the oncology field through the development of clinical scientific research and innovation in the organization and management area. IEO also provides permanent attention to the quality of services offered to patients from all over the world.

The hospital offers a variety of treatments and procedures, among which surgery for rectal cancer, performed with innovative methods and modern equipment.

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What causes rectal cancer?

  • Age
  • Polyps
  • Personal medical history
  • Family medical history
  • Genetic alterations
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cigarette smoking

Anterior resection of the rectum is an operation to remove part or all of the rectum. It is most usually performed for patients with rectal cancer. Many patients with rectal cancer will have radiotherapy  before the operation. In many cases the operation can be performed via a laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical technique.

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Colorectal surgeons have used laparoscopy to treat the following conditions:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Colon cancers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Familial polyposis
  • Certain colon polyps that cannot be removed by colonoscopy
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Certain rectal cancers

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What does anterior resection of the rectum imply?

Surgery and Hospitalization: surgery takes minimum of 2 and a maximum of approximately 5 hours. The vast majority of cases is treated with minimally invasive procedures (laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery). According to the surgeon recommendation the Intrasurgical Hepatic Echography may be necessary and will be done during the same surgical upon patient’s consent.

Discharge: if there aren’t complications the discharge is expected on the 7 day in the morning. The patient will receive a discharge letter in English language.  

Post-Surgery check: on the 3rd day after the discharge a patient check visit will take place (free of charge).

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Why choose anterior resection of the rectum at IEO?
  • best treatment for rectal cancer
  • faster return of bowel function
  • successful oncologic outcomes
  • fast recovery
  • less pain after the operation
  • return to a balanced diet
The package includes:
  • Anterior Resection of the Rectum
  • Pre / Post Surgery Multidisciplinary Consultation
  • Abdominopelvic
  • Hospitalization in Surgical Ward
  • Hospitalization in Intensive Care Ward
  • Examinations
  • Medication

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            IEO’s main goal to help all its patients to have a cancer-free life, lived at the fullest!

            For more information about IEO and its innovative cancer treatments and procedures, click the button below!

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