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Robotic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Common colorectal conditions include:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy, and rectal cancer surgery to remove part or all or the rectum is known as a rectal resection. Either type of surgery can be done using open surgery (through one large incision) or laparoscopy (through a few small incisions). Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery.

da Vinci Colectomy (Colon Resection)

A colectomy may be done with open surgery through one large incision (cut). It can also be done with minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions using traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci Surgery.

The da Vinci System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside your body, tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand, and enhanced vision, precision and control.

da Vinci Colectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery

  • Lower blood loss
  • Quicker return of bowel function
  • Lower rate of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

da Vinci Rectal Resection (Rectal Cancer Surgery)

Your doctor may suggest rectal surgery which is called low anterior resection or LAR. If LAR is suggested, it can be done with open surgery through a large incision (cut) or minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci Surgery.

The da Vinci System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside your body, tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand, and enhanced vision, precision and control.

da Vinci Low Anterior Resection offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring