da Vinci® Colorectal Procedures
While surgery is generally the most effective treatment for many colorectal conditions, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its drawbacks – such as a hospital stay of a week or longer, and a lengthy recovery of up to six weeks.1,2
Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing colorectal surgery. The most common of these is laparoscopic surgery, in which smaller incisions are used. While laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures, it has limitations when more intricate and complex surgery is required.
Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – da Vinci Surgery. It allows surgeons to provide patients with the best of both open and laparoscopic approaches.
With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using tiny 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. da Vinci can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
da Vinci Surgery for colorectal conditions includes:
- da Vinci Low Anterior Resection, APR
- da Vinci Colectomy
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctors about da Vinci Surgery, are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. © 2010 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved.
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Patient Information for Laparoscopic Colon Resection from SAGES, www.sages.org, http://www.sages.org/sagespublication.php?doc=PI09
- Hellan M, Anderson C, Blenhom JD, Paz B, Pigazzi A. Short-Term Outcomes After Robotic-Assisted Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 200710;1245ntent provided by Intuitive Surgical.
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