If you have been diagnosed with rectal cancer, your doctor may suggest rectal cancer surgery to remove the areas affected by cancer. One of the surgeries he or she may suggest is the low anterior resection surgery, a procedure in which the portion of the rectum containing the tumor is removed. Below, we discuss the lower anterior resection (LAR) surgery including what it is, how it’s performed, and where you can have this procedure done.
Depending on the severity or stretch of the cancer when it is discovered, your specialist may recommend you for rectal cancer surgery in order to remove the cancerous cells. At Colorectal Clinic Of Tampa Bay, our colorectal specialists offer three different types of rectal cancer surgery: the LAR, the APR, and the Local Excision surgery to remove cancerous tissue. Let’s go over each of these to find out how they function and what benefits they offer.