Minimally Invasive Surgical Options
Colorectal robotic surgery is a minimally-invasive surgical option that allows our doctors to operate on the rectum, colon, and anus through small incisions ranging from 1 to 5 incisions. Miniaturized tools and 3D cameras are inserted through those openings and controlled by the doctor at a nearby console. At the console, in addition to the magnified and 3D view of the procedure, the surgeon will have controls that translate his or her hand movements into micro-movements for the robotic instruments. These tools can be used for any procedures that would be necessary in a traditional surgical setting, but with a greater range of motion and more precision. This minimally invasive surgical approach is available for selected patients who have conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.