Colon and Rectal Disorders

The colon serves An important role in fluid balance within the body while the rectum acts as a reservoir for stool. Unfortunately there are many colon and rectal disorders and diseases that may require the need for surgical intervention.

What colon and rectal disorders could require surgery?

Diseases such as infection, irritable bowel (IBS/IBD), Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, chronic constipation or diverticulitis, benign tumors and cancer can all cause situations that require surgical intervention.

How are those conditions repaired?

Dr. Shakov can repair most of these colon and rectal disorders and conditions laparoscopically – which means through a small incision with the assistance of a camera. It may be necessary to switch to an “open” surgical method where a larger incision is needed. Dr. Shakov always does everything possible to avoid an open surgery, but the patient’s safety takes precedence over any cosmetic issues around scarring and he will change methods if he deems it medically necessary.

Where are these surgeries performed?

Dr. Shakov performs laparoscopic and open colon and rectal surgery at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold New Jersey, Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, NJ.