How long is the colon?

This question was asked in New Carlisle, Ohio on 10/18/2012.
My brother is having 12 inches removed and I would like to know whether this is a significant portion of his colon.

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 10/19/2012

5.5 feet, so 12 inches is a small amount.