High Definition, 3D Robotic Colon & Rectal Surgery

Medically reviewed by: Gary H. Hoffman, MD

Da Vinci.  A Visionary.  da Vinci Si™.  True Vision.

Colon And Rectal Surgery in 3D, High Definition. The Robot.Leonardo da Vinci.  A renaissance man.  A painter.  A sculptor.  An inventor.  He was able to see the future in the present tense.  The Intuitive Surgical®  da Vinci Si™ surgical robot.  Vision in every sense of the word.  Why?

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Today, colon and rectal surgeons, also known as proctologists, are using the surgical robot to remove colon or rectal cancers, to remove diseased segments of the colon after episodes of diverticulitis, to repair rectoceles and to repair enteroceles.  The technology is used in large hospitals in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills; hospitals such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

What Ties Together da Vinci And The da Vinci Si™ Surgical Robot?

In all operations, be they open, traditional procedures, laparoscopic operations or robot-assisted operations, a clear view of the operative field is mandatory.  And, just as the master, Leonardo da Vinci possessed clear vision, so too does the da Vinci Si™ surgical robot.  Its view of the operative site is unparalled in the area of minimally invasive surgery.

The surgeon, sitting at the operating console, now has a high resolution video capability. The system utilizes two cameras which, when working together, give the surgeon a 3-Dimensional view of the area under observation.  The image is high definition video.

The Hands, The Eyes And The Body.

Traditionally, the eyes of the surgeon guided his or her hands through even the most complex operations.  Hand-eye coordination was, and is the key to successful surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, incisions have become smaller, and the return to the activities of daily life has become more rapid.  However, the view of the operative field remains 2-Dimensional.

Enter the robot.  With its 3-Dimensional view, pelvic nerves controlling sexual function and continence are now seen with a clarity rivaling that of the human visual system. Supplementing this view is the added feature of a digital zoom, taking the surgeon even closer to the area of work.  This extraordinary vision, combined with surgical expertise and experience, work to benefit patients and surgeons alike.  However, a strong technical background is important to all surgeons, be they traditional or minimally invasive surgeons.

Experience: Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates.

The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are all board certified. They are trained and certified in the use of the surgical robot.  They are uniquely able to advise patients as to the best set of therapies for all problems.  And, robotic surgery is no exception.  If you think that you are a candidate for robot-assisted surgery, schedule a consultation by calling (310)273-2310.  You will have a chance to ask questions and explore options for your care.  Vision counts.

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