Colon Cancer - Minimally Invasive Treatment Options via da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including Colon Cancer. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for Colon Cancer including robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is Colon Cancer?
Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). The colon and rectum are parts of the digestive system. They form a long, muscular tube called the large intestine (also called the large bowel). The colon is the first 4 to 5 feet of the large intestine, and the rectum is the last several inches.
Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).
According to the National Cancer Institute, there were the following estimated new cases and deaths from colon and rectal cancer in the United States in 2011: New cases: 101,340 (colon); 39,870 (rectal), Deaths: 49,380 (colon and rectal combined). Most patients with colon cancer are treated with surgery. Some people have both surgery and chemotherapy. Some with advanced disease get biological therapy.
Colon Cancer - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with Colon Cancer, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for Colon Cancer.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat colon cancer (right, left or sigmoid colectomy), you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision and control. da Vinci Surgery offers colon cancer patients numerous potential benefits.
The da Vinci robotic surgery system is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments. da Vinci can be a very effective way to treat colon cancer while minimizing the side effects of surgery.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Colon Cancer, you may therefore be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Quick return of bowel function
- Quicker return to normal diet
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for Colon Cancer, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery for Colon Cancer is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You? What are the best treatment guidelines for Colon Cancer?
Colon Cancer is a complex condition, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci is one of the newer robotic techniques and has been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for Colon Cancer - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
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.