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da Vinci® Surgery
(Rectal Cancer Surgery/Resection)

Finding out you have cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn the facts about your treatment options and surgery choices before selecting the best path forward.

If your doctor suggests rectal surgery/resection, minimally invasive surgery may be an option for you. Rectal cancer surgery can be done through a few small incisions (cuts) using da Vinci Surgery or traditional laparoscopy. It can also be done using open surgery through a large incision.

If you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, ask your doctor about da Vinci Surgery.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

da Vinci technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions, like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.


    Risks and Considerations Related to Bowel Resection and Other Colorectal Procedures (removal of all/part of the intestine): leaking and/or narrowing at the spot where two sections of bowel were reconnected, colorectal or anal dysfunction (cannot empty bowel, frequent bowel movements, leakage or constipation).

    PN 1002202 Rev B 11/2015

    Important Safety Information

    Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to  http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.

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    If you have questions about the da Vinci® Surgical System or about surgical procedures conducted with the da Vinci Surgical System, consult a surgeon that has experience with the da Vinci Surgical System. A list of surgeons that have experience with the da Vinci Surgical System can be found in the Surgeon Locator.

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