The Program’s Colorectal Unit is manned by the country’s premier specialists and equipped with state-of the art diagnostic and surgical technologies. Rectal Cancer can be staged accurately using Endorectal and Endoanal Ultrasonography performed by the most experienced colorectal surgeons in the country. The Unit is capable of treating all stages of colorectal cancer, using advanced endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques for early stage disease, as well as appropriate aggressive surgery for advanced metastatic disease.
The Unit has specific multidisciplinary programs for advanced, Stage IV disease, including metastasectomy for either liver or lung metastasis, and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for abdominal carcinomatosis. Permeating through-out the unit is an over-all commitment to excellence and quality. It utilizes the official Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program developed in Europe to ensure quick recovery and minimal complications, particularly for elderly patients. ERAS is a multidisciplinary program aimed at improving patient outcomes and recovery after surgery. It focuses on the involvement of the patients being active participants in their own recovery and ensures that they receive only evidence-based care at the right time.
State of the art staging modalities:
(1) Endorectal UTZ;
(2) Triphasic UTZ;
State of the art surgery:
(1) Mesorectal excision;
(2) Sphincter preservation - to avoid permanent;
(3) Pelvic nerve preservation;
(4) Minimally invasive surgery;
(5) Cytoreductive surgery (CRS);
(6) Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC);
(7) Enhanced Recovery After Sugery (ERAS)