About daVinci® colorectal surgery
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive daVinci 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, precision, 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.
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.
A colorectal surgeon on daVinci® robotic surgery
Dr. Hisham Elhassan, a surgeon with Parkview Physicians Group - Colon & Rectal Surgery, discusses da Vinci robotic surgery advantages for patients who need to undergo colorectal surgery.