The Colon, which is part of the large intestine, is a large muscular tube approximately
five feet long that aids in removing water from the body’s waste products.
Common colon problems include polyps (growths on the colon wall), diverticula
(small pockets in the colon wall), or tumors. Colon surgery is usually recommended
to remove tumors, large or hard to reach polyps, or diverticula.
Below are the infection prevention measures for colon surgery:
* MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013. National average and state average data are for the most recently published period of April 2012 - March 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Joint Commission Quality Check.
** MSHA Data is specifically for this type of surgery; National and State data is for all surgical procedures.