If your physician has recommended a colectomy, which is surgery for colorectal conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), ask if you are a candidate for minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery.
Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgical system allows your doctor to perform a precise surgery through a few small incisions. The equipment enhances the surgeon's vision, dexterity, control and precision.
Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Better clinical outcomes for cancer control in many cases
- Quicker return to bowel function
- Quicker return to a normal diet
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.