Australians have some of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer in the world. Colorectal cancer is the second most common non-cutaneous malignancy in Australia (15, 540 cases in 2021) and second only to lung cancer in terms of cancer mortality. It is estimated that 15,540 cases of bowel cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2021 and there will be 5,295 estimated deaths. Bowel cancer develops from malignant cells that grow in the wall of the colon (large bowel).
The cancer may change your bowel habits. You may experience diarrhoea or constipation. You may also see blood in your bowel movements or notice that your stools are dark. It can eventually cause your bowel to become completely blocked.
There are several different options for treating bowel cancer:
Dr Golani has been trained in several australian and international colorectal surgery units and is a member of Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). He specialises in Laparoscopic (keyhole) Bowel Cancer surgery. This is a minimally invasive approach which has an advantage over open surgery as it only requires three or four small incisions in the abdomen versus the large single incision of open surgery. Most patients will experience less pain, a quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay with laparoscopic surgery.
Surgically removing the cancer offers the best chance of being free of bowel cancer. Combining surgery with chemotherapy may further increase the chance of being free of cancer.
Dr Golani discusses every cancer case with a multi-disciplinary team of specialist doctors to offer the best prognosis to his patients.
To make an initial consultation booking, please contact our office on 02 8599 9819.
Dr Golani performs a variety of General Surgical and Colorectal Surgical Procedures. They treat a variety of symptoms, diseases and conditions.
Dr Golani has a high success rate of performing all the cancer resections including bowel cancers laparoscopically.
Dr Golani routinely does general surgical operations like laparoscopic inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernia surgery.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Gall Stones, Dr Golani has performed more than 500 gall bladder procedures.
He has been trained in advanced endoscopic skills and can remove large polyps endoscopically.
Dr Golani's is highly skilled in performing Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for rectal prolapse.
Dr Golani can help with the treatment of the issue of painful anal fistulas & fissures.
Dr Golani has extensive experience with both elective and emergency presentations of Haemorrhoids.
He is accredited by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).