Large bowel resection

B - full version without watermark 720x576 (check terms and conditions at The version with watermark is for free to embed . In a laparoscopic colectomy, the surgeon uses a camera to see inside your belly and small instruments to remove the part of your large bowel. You will have 3 to 5 small cuts in your lower belly. The surgeon passes the medical instruments through these cuts. You may also have a cut of about 2 to 3 inches if your surgeon needs to put a hand inside your belly. Your belly will be filled with gas to expand it. This makes the area easier to see and work in. Your surgeon will remove the diseased part of your large bowel. The surgeon will then sew the healthy ends of the bowel back together. This is called resecting. Then your cuts will be closed with stitches.