da Vinci Robot Surgery - Robotic Options for Gastrointenstinal Procedures
If you've been told you need surgery for colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease or other gastrointestinal condition, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a very effective minimally invasive procedure using the da Vinci robot.
With respect to colon cancer, for instance, most colorectal surgery is performed via a large open abdominal incision, which may extend from the pubic bone to just below the sternum. This type of surgery can be quite painful, requiring an extended hospital stay.
Robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system offers numerous potential benefits not only to your surgeon but to you:
- Quicker return to bowel function
- Quicker return to normal diet
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less risk of wound infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
Gastrointestinal Conditions and Procedures Assisted by da Vinci
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.