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Colon cancer occurs when abnormal cells form in the inner layers of tissue making up the wall of the colon. The cancer can grow through some or all of the other layers.

The treatment choices for colon cancer depend on the location of the tumor and the stage of the disease and may include surgery. 

Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery is one option for a right, left or sigmoid colectomy. Inova's state-of-the-art da VinciĀ® surgical system allows your doctor to perform surgery through a few small incisions and provides your doctor with enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision.

Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:

  • Excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
  • Quick return to bowel function
  • Fast return to diet
  • Less blood loss
  • Short hospital stay
  • Faster recovery times

Talk to 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.