Dr. Murrell is a specialist in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. A noted author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book contributions, and presentations, he continually researches the latest surgical techniques and treatments such as single port laparoscopy and robotic surgery.
For surgeons like Dr. Murrell, minimally invasive colorectal surgery techniques are often preferred over traditional open surgery methods. Laparoscopic and robotic surgical options, including the single incision minimally invasive surgical technique, allows Dr. Murrell to make much smaller, precise incisions without affecting surrounding tissues or areas. For patients like you, this means faster healing, less discomfort and a quicker return to normal bowel function all with only a small scar in many cases.
Treating Colorectal Issues with Minimally Invasive Procedures
Many colorectal surgeries can now be performed using minimally invasive techniques including procedures like: tumor and polyp excisions, resections (hemicolectomies) and biopsies. Dr. Murrell also is able to treat conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, colon or rectal cancer, rectal prolapse and severe constipation using minimally invasive surgical techniques.
The technically-advanced, minimally-invasive procedures allow Dr. Murrell to approach intricate surgical procedures, often through a very small incision. This is an important technique for patients with colon cancer as Dr. Murrell can remove cancerous tumors and sections of the colon through that incision with very special instruments and a laparoscope (a long, lighted flexible tube with an attached video camera).
According to Dr. Murrell, even though colon cancer is the number two cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the key is that if it is caught early, you can still cure people with surgery. “I am able to do complex surgeries, like colon and rectal cancer surgery or inflammatory bowel disease procedures, through very tiny incisions or even a single incision using the laparoscope and some robotic methods. What is amazing and unique in the field of colorectal surgery is that we are able now to do very major surgeries with very minimal incisions because of minimally invasive colorectal surgery techniques.”
As a renowned colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Murrell is a member of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the American Medical Association.
Schedule Your Consultation For Minimally Invasive Colorectal Treatment
Dr. Murrell has performed thousands of minimally invasive colorectal surgery procedures over the course of his career.
He has the unique and essential ability to translate his deep knowledge of proctology procedures and conditions so his patients are able to easily understand the importance of each treatment. Dr. Murrell is available to answer all of your questions on your procedure, from your initial diagnosis through your recovery. To schedule a consultation for minimally invasive colorectal treatment with Dr. Murrell call us at (323) 302-5327 or click here to make an appointment today.