Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Robotic surgery (da Vinci® Surgical System)

Robotic surgery (da Vinci Surgical System) for colorectal cancer

The da Vinci system may be used to perform a colectomy and/or a low anterior proctectomy. Your surgeon may use an EndoWrist® Stapler during surgery to remove the malignant portion of the colon using the da Vinci system. Your surgeon may also use Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging to find blood vessels with good blood supply, which normally would not be seen under white light. Using this imaging system may allow your surgeon to help ensure there is good blood supply when reconnecting the colon and rectum.

Compared with traditional open surgery for colorectal cancer, the da Vinci system may require smaller incisions. Many colorectal cancer patients may also experience faster recovery time and speedier return of bowel function.