Colorectal Surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, the da Vinci System enables doctors to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, dexterity and control.

da Vinci Surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection.

da Vinci may offer patients facing colon surgery (right, left or sigmoid colectomy) such potential benefits as:

  • Low Blood Loss
  • Quicker Return to Bowel Function
  • Quicker Return to Diet
  • Short Hospital Stay

da Vinci may offer patients facing rectal cancer surgery (low anterior resection and APR) such potential benefits as:

  • Excellent Clinical Outcomes for Cancer Control
  • Quick Return of Bowel Function
  • Fast Return to Diet
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Fast Recovery Time

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits. This information can help you make the best decision for your situation.

For more information or a free physician referral, please call 1-800-897-9789.


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