If your doctor recommends
surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally
invasive surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System®.
Today, the majority of colorectal surgeries are still
performed using the traditional open approach in which the surgeon makes a
large incision that extends from the pubic bone to the sternum. This approach
typically results in a long and painful recovery period.
The da Vinci Surgical System®,
however, offers a minimally invasive, laparoscopic alternative to treating a
range of colorectal conditions including:
Using the most advanced technology available, da Vinci
Surgery provides your doctor with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and
control to perform even the most complex surgeries, such as colectomy (removal of part or all of the large intestine) and lower
anterior resection (removal of part of the rectum).
The da Vinci system translates the surgeon's hand movements
into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. This
allows surgeons to maneuver with precision and control within a tight space.
Colorectal surgery with da Vinci typically results in:
return to bowel function
return to regular diet
While clinical studies
support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used
in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da
Vinci Surgical System® may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask
your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For more information about the da Vinci Surgical System® at UMCPP or for referral to one
of our da Vinci surgeons, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).
about da Vinci surgery is also available at www.davincisurgery.com.