Robotics in colorectal surgery
If medicine or lifestyle changes do not help a colorectal condition,the doctor may suggest surgery.
Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, there is a new category of minimally invasive surgery, an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. This is the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, which enables surgeons to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. The da Vinci System gives surgeons:
- A 3D HD view inside the body
- Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
- Enhanced vision, precision and control
Common colorectal conditions that may need surgery include:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohns 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. Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery.
UPDATED ON 24/11/2022