Sacramento Colon & Rectal Surgery Medical Group, Inc.

Robotic Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery located in Sacramento, Carmichael and Roseville, CA

Robotic Surgery services offered in Sacramento, Carmichael and Roseville, CA

Robotic surgery uses the most advanced technology to ensure unparalleled precision. Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group, with offices in Sacramento, Roseville, and Carmichael, California, uses the da Vinci® system to complete many colorectal procedures. Patients benefit from less post-surgical pain and a faster recovery after robotic surgery. Call your nearest office to learn more about robotic surgery and its benefits, or schedule a consultation online.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an advanced type of minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery uses multiple small incisions in the abdominal wall. Your surgeon inserts special instruments through these incisions to avoid making a large cut through your soft tissues.

Robotic surgery uses laparoscopic techniques directed by a surgeon but carried out by a state-of-the-art robotic system.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic and laparoscopic surgery have significant benefits over open surgery. The small incisions result in:

  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Minimal tissue damage
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Much smaller scars

Robotic surgery offers the additional benefit of even greater precision. It enables your surgeon to operate in hard-to-reach places like the pelvis with greater accuracy and reduced risk.

Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group uses Intuitive’s cutting-edge da Vinci robotic system. Before the procedure, your surgeon uses the device to plan the operation in detail.

What procedures are performed using robotic surgery?

The specialists at Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group use robotic surgery for many conditions affecting the large intestine (colon) or rectum, including:

  • Rectal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Anal fistula
  • Rectal prolapse

Because your rectum is close to other organs, treating rectal cancer is more complex than colon cancer. Using robotic techniques, your surgeon can perform rectal cancer surgery with the utmost precision and avoid damaging other organs.

What does robotic surgery involve?

On the day of your surgery, you likely receive a general anesthetic to make you go to sleep, so you’re unaware of what’s happening.

Your surgeon sits at a computerized console several feet away from the operating table, which provides them with a high-definition 3D view of the surgery site. From there, they control the robotic instruments, which connect to the patient cart beside you.

The robot arms are always under your surgeon’s control — they can only do what the surgeon tells them to.

After surgery, you go to the recovery area for observation. Your surgeon visits when you’re awake to discuss how the operation went and what happens next.

Call Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group today or book an appointment online to learn more about robotic surgery and its benefits.