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Band-aid colon surgery, is a revolutionary colorectal surgical technique pioneered and perfected by Dr. David Blumberg, a Board Certified General and Colorectal Surgeon while in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Most colon operations are performed either via a full length abdominal incision open colectomy or an incision half the length of the abdomen, partially laparoscopically ("laparoscopic-assisted colectomy"). Dr. Blumberg has the unique experience, expertise, technical instrumentation and track record of performing the entire colon operation laparoscopically (total laparoscopic colectomy).

Dr. Blumberg refers to this cutting edge technique as "band-aid colon surgery" due to the use of incisions no greater than 1-2 inches. Instead of making an incision the full length of the abdomen, laparoscopic colon surgery involves just three to four small incisions. This novel approach to laparoscopic colon surgery results in less discomfort, quicker recovery, and improved cosmetic look. In many cases, recovery time is reduced by half. The approach assures successful treatment of patients' illnesses while minimizing the trauma of traditional surgery.

For a full description of how colon surgery is performed completely laparoscopically, see How We Do It. Click here to see two live television broadcasts of Dr. Blumberg's pioneering efforts in this field.

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