The sigmoid colon is the terminal section of your large intestines that attaches to the rectum and anus -- a sigmoid colectomy is a surgical procedure in which the sigmoid colon is resected.  During this procedure, the sigmoid colon is removed and the remaining large intestine is then reattached to the rectum, according to the University of...

Diet Following a Sigmoid Colectomy

The sigmoid colon is the terminal section of your large intestines that attaches to the rectum and anus -- a sigmoid colectomy is a surgical procedure in which the sigmoid colon is resected. During this procedure, the sigmoid colon is removed and the remaining large intestine is then reattached to the rectum, according to the University of...

Illustration of the digestive tract within an outline of the top half of a human body. The appendix, cecum, colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, and anus are labeled.

Illustration of the digestive tract within an outline of the top half of a human body. The appendix, cecum, colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, and anus are labeled.

What Are the Treatments for Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon?

What Are the Treatments for Cancer in the Sigmoid Colon?

Drawing of the gastrointestinal tract with the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus labeled.

Drawing of the gastrointestinal tract with the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, sigmoid colon, rectum, and anus labeled.

Diagram of the digestive system showing the large and small intestine, recrum, anus, sigmoid colon, and stomach

Diagram of the digestive system showing the large and small intestine, recrum, anus, sigmoid colon, and stomach

Sigmoid colon

Sigmoid colon

Sigmoid colon

Sigmoid colon

Sigmoid colon

Sigmoid colon

Drawing of the GI tract, with the small intestine, large intestine, colon, sigmoid colon, cecum, appendix, rectum, and anus labeled.

Drawing of the GI tract, with the small intestine, large intestine, colon, sigmoid colon, cecum, appendix, rectum, and anus labeled.

Diet for Diverticulosis of the Sigmoid Colon and Ascending Colon

Diverticulosis & Lettuce

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