Colorectal Cancer Robotic-Assisted Surgery
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Colorectal Cancer da Vinci® Surgery
The da Vinci® Surgical System offers a less invasive option for performing colorectal cancer surgery. The sophisticated robotic surgical platform enables our surgeons to perform complex and delicate surgical procedures with improved precision, vision, dexterity and control.
Colorectal cancer surgical procedures the da Vinci system may be used for include:
With da Vinci, a surgeon first makes small incisions to insert miniaturized instruments and a high-definition camera inside the patient. The patient’s anatomy then appears on a viewer as a highly magnified, high-resolution 3D image.
With eyes and hands in line with the instruments, the surgeon uses the controls below the viewer to move the instrument arms and camera. The system then translates, in real time, the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of the instruments inside the patient.
Throughout the procedure, the surgeon controls every surgical maneuver. The system cannot be programmed or act in any way without the surgeon’s input.
In comparison to traditional open surgery for colorectal cancer, the da Vinci system requires significantly smaller incisions. Potential benefits for colorectal cancer patients include:
- Less blood loss
- Speedier return of bowel function
- Faster return to normal diet
- Shorter hospital stays
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