The Intestines are a long, continuous tube running from the stomach to the anus. Most absorption of nutrients and water happen in the intestines. The intestines include the Small Intestine, Large Intestine, and Rectum.
The Small Intestine (Small Bowel) is about 20 feet long and about an inch in diameter. Its job is to absorb most of the nutrients from what we eat and drink.
The Large Intestine (Colon or Large Bowel) is about 5 feet long and about 3 inches in diameter. The colon absorbs water from wastes, creating stool.
Diseases like Infection, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcer, Diverticulitis, Cancer, Mesenteric Ischemia and many other requires surgical management.
You need to find the best surgeon for colorectal surgery or any surgery for that matter. The first thing that comes to mind when a person thinks about colorectal surgery is cancer. Although cancer is always on the discussion list, there are many other conditions that have been corrected or removed by this surgery.