Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, MD, PA
Thoracic, Robotic, Vascular and General Surgeon located in Katy, TX
Certain conditions that affect the colon, such as colon cancer or ulcerative colitis, require surgery to remove some or all of the colon. Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, MD, PA, in Katy, Texas, is a general surgeon who excels at performing colon surgery for any need. He also specializes in thoracic and vascular surgery. For comprehensive care from a surgeon who puts your needs first, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Colon Surgery Q&A
What is colon surgery?
Colon surgery refers to procedures that remove some or all of your colon. Your colon, or large intestine, is the last section of your digestive system. It absorbs fluid from waste before expelling it from your body.
Types of colon surgery include:
During a total colectomy, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau removes your entire colon.
A partial colectomy involves the removal of only a portion of your colon.
With a hemicolectomy, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau removes either the right or left section of your colon.
For a proctocolectomy, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau takes out both the colon and the rectum.
No matter the type of colon surgery you need, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau reattaches the remaining sections of your digestive tract and creates a way for you to continue to eliminate waste.
Who needs colon surgery?
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau works closely with you and your other health care providers to determine if you need colon surgery. Conditions that may benefit from surgical intervention include:
- Colon cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Bowel obstruction
- Uncontrolled gastrointestinal bleeding
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau may also perform colon surgery as a preventive treatment for patients at a high risk of developing colon cancer.
What is thoracic surgery?
In addition to general surgery, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau is a thoracic surgeon. Thoracic surgery refers to procedures Dr. Roman-Pavajeau performs in the chest area, including surgery on your heart, lungs, esophagus, trachea, or chest wall.
The skilled surgeon performs thoracic surgery to treat conditions like esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
What is vascular surgery?
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau also specializes in vascular surgery. Vascular surgeons treat conditions that affect the blood vessels, including your arteries, veins, and capillaries. Problems with your blood vessels may affect circulation and the health of all your organs and tissues throughout your body.
At Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, MD, PA, the esteemed general and vascular surgeon performs carotid surgery.
Your carotid artery is the main artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to your brain. Plaque build-up in the artery may reduce blood flow and increase your risk of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a stroke.
During surgery, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau removes the plaque, improving blood flow.
What happens during thoracic, vascular, or colon surgery?
Dr. Roman-Pavajeau takes a personalized approach to care and develops individual surgical plans that best meet your needs.
When possible, he uses advanced surgical tools and techniques, like robotic-assisted surgery, when performing general, thoracic, or vascular surgery. With robotic surgery, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau performs complex procedures with greater precision.
Call the office of Jaime L. Roman-Pavajeau, MD, PA, or schedule a consultation online today.