Did you know that robots can perform colon and rectal surgeries with minimal incisions and near-perfect precision? This innovative technology is revolutionizing the way doctors approach digestive problems and patient care, representing an important milestone in the rapid growth of minimally invasive techniques.
Robotic surgery has been successfully used to treat colon and rectal diseases including:
This surgery allows for higher quality surgery than traditional laparoscopic surgery or open surgery.
During surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and inserts small instruments and a camera to manipulate the inside of the abdomen. The surgeon then connects the robot to these instruments to perform the various steps of the surgery.
The use of the robot allows for improved visualization through immersive 3D magnification of the surgical site and increased dexterity in tissue manipulation and dissection, resulting in refined movements between the surgeon’s hand and the patient. Additionally, it stimulates increased precision and improved instrument control making it a more advanced and effective surgical option.
During the procedure, surgeons sit at a console separate from the patient and use their fingers to control a “robotic arm” that performs finely controlled operations inside the human body. This is a special feature that cannot be easily captured in traditional surgery.
Robotic surgery has proven effective in confined pelvic spaces and offers significant advantages in rectal surgery. Studies have shown that robotic assistance significantly improves circumferential rectal resection, resulting in lower cancer recurrence rates. Additionally, the improved visualization provided by the da Vinci system also helps identify and preserve sensitive pelvic nerves, allowing nerve-sparing rectal resection. This reduces the risk of postoperative sexual and urinary dysfunction and significantly increases patient satisfaction, as confirmed in several studies.
Complications such as wound infections, increased pain and trauma to the body, bleeding, ileus, and pneumonia are less common with robotic colorectal surgery, primarily because the procedure is minimally invasive. This allows patients to recover faster, reduce hospital stays, and return to normal activities sooner.
Arizona Colorectal Experts welcomes you to schedule an appointment at our office in Chandler, Arizona. Dr. Patel and Dr. Hakiman are well-trained and experienced in using both robotic and minimally invasive transanal approaches to design the best treatments for your comfort and health.
If you are considering colorectal surgery, schedule a consultation with us to discuss how robotic technology can optimize your surgical experience and recovery. Take the first step on a minimally invasive path to optimal gut health. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact our office at 602-844-5157 or fill out our online form. We are committed to continuing to provide professional medical services tailored to provide optimum medical care for your needs.