Yosef (Jeffry) Kashuk MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Board Certified Specialist in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
United States and Israel
A surgical procedure to treat anal cancer in which the anus, the rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon are removed through an incision made in the abdomen. The doctor sews the end of the intestine to an opening, called a stoma, made in the surface of the abdomen so body waste can be collected in a disposable bag outside of the body. This is called a colostomy. Lymph nodes that contain cancer may also be removed during this operation.
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