If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology, the da Vinci® System enables doctors to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision, dexterity and control.

da Vinci® Surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy. Rectal cancer surgery is known as a low anterior resection.

da Vinci® offers patients facing colon surgery (right, left or sigmoid colectomy) such potential benefits as:

  • Low blood loss
  • Quicker return to bowel function
  • Quicker return to diet
  • Short hospital stay

The da Vinci® System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci® is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.