Care with Soul in Oncology

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Colon Cancer Surgery

Ranked High Performing by US News & World Report with Colon Cancer Surgery, Atrium Health Navicent surgeons offer options for patients with colon cancer.

Colon and Rectal Cancer is a form of cancer that has developed in the tissue of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine) or the rectum (the last part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in the cells that make and release mucus and other fluids) and when found early with colonoscopy may be treated with local resection alone.

Colon Cancer
Colon cancer develops in a series of stages. In the latter stages, the cancer cells travel through the blood and lymph nodes to attack other organs like the lungs.

There are two types of surgical procedures to deal with colon cancer. Local excision is used for cancer in the early stages. The oncology surgery specialist can remove these tumors without making any incisions in the abdominal wall.

The other type is a resection of the colon. The oncology surgery specialist will remove the cancer and a bit of the non-cancerous tissue around it. After that, the doctor may also sew the colon back together, which is a process known as anastomosis. Often the doctor will also remove some lymph nodes and test them to see if they are cancerous.

If the oncology surgery specialist is unable to reattach the two ends of the colon, they will put a stoma in the body. The stoma delivers waste to an exterior colostomy bag. The colostomy bag is not necessarily permanent. Sometimes the lower intestine heals itself and the stoma can be removed.

Sometimes, an oncology surgery specialist will freeze and destroy infected tissue. Drugs are used to halt the growth of cancer cells. Chemotherapy is delivered via injection or pill. The drugs enter the bloodstream and battle the cancer cells. The chemo treatment might be injected directly into the abdomen, which is a process known as regional chemotherapy.

Colon and Bowel Surgery in the field of Oncology Surgery Specialist
Oncology surgery specialists often perform colon and bowel surgeries. Most of the time, these surgeries involve a blockage in the intestines. The specialist must determine the best course of action and then perform the operation. The primary impetus for this kind of surgery involves polyps that may or may not be cancerous.

Most of the time, open colon surgery involves a long incision in the abdominal region. When possible, the oncology surgery specialist will opt to perform a laparoscopic colon resection.

Atrium Health Navicent

Arnold Conforti MD

Surgical Oncology Specialist

Dr. Conforti offers 20 years of experience as a reputable Surgical Oncologist in Middle Georgia who specializes in minimally invasive surgery. He graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his fellowship in Surgical Oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Conforti owned his own private surgical oncology practice for more than 20 years, and he has joined Atrium Health Navicent Specialty Center to provide his patients with optimal convenience and outstanding care due to the practice being housed in the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center where he can meet the healthcare needs for most of his patients in one location. Today, Dr. Conforti also works with the residents in the General Surgical Residency Program to help train the surgeons of the future.

Credentials & Awards

  • Certification: American Board of Surgery

    Certified in Surgery