da Vinci Robotic Surgery – Colorectal Surgery

If you have been diagnosed a colorectal condition, including: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection.

If you are facing colorectal surgery, ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

da Vinci Colectomy – As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Colectomy offers the following potential benefits:

  • Precise removal of cancerous tissue
  • Low blood loss
  • Quick return of bowel function
  • Quick return to a normal diet
  • Low rate of complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Short hospital stay
  • Better cosmetic result compared to open surgery

da Vinci Low Anterior Resection – As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Low Anterior Resection offers precise removal of cancerous tissue as well as the following potential benefits when compared to open surgery:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return of bowel function
  • Quicker return to a normal diet
  • Faster recovery
  • Better cosmetic result

When compared to traditional laparoscopy, da Vinci Low Anterior Resection offers the following potential benefits:

  • Lower conversion rate to open surgery
  • Fewer major complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to a normal diet
  • Quicker return of urinary function
  • Quicker return of sexual function

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

Content from: http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-colorectal/

Dr. Monica Hum

Dr. Joseph Mareno

Dr. Evan Feldman

Dr. Swetha Ramakrishnan

Dr. Hope Rasque