Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection.
Minimally invasive robotic surgery offers an effective surgical solution for the treatment of both benign and malignant colon disease with the potential benefits of a minimally invasive approach. The surgeon remains in control of every movement at all times during the procedures but has better tools to perform the operation. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, the doctors are able to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision, dexterity and control.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.