Rectal 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 Rectal Cancer. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for Rectal Cancer including robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is Rectal Cancer?
Rectal cancer is the development of cancerous cells in the lining of the rectum (the last several inches of the large intestine closest to the anus). The stage (extent) of the cancer depends to a great degree on how deep the cancer goes into and beyond the wall of the rectum. Most rectal cancers are called adenocarcinomas.
The rectum is part of the body’s digestive system, composed of the esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestines. The first 6 feet of the large intestine are the large bowel or colon. The last 6 inches are called the rectum and the anal canal. The anal canal terminates at the anus (the opening of the large intestine to the outside of the body) via which waste is expelled from the body.
Four basic treatments can be proposed for rectal cancer: 1) Surgery, 2) Radiation therapy, 3) Chemotherapy, and 4) Targeted therapy. If detected early, the prognosis of survival from rectal cancer is good.
Rectal Cancer - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with Rectal 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 Rectal Cancer.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Rectal cancer, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci SurgicalSystem enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision and control. da Vinci Surgery offers Rectal 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 Rectal cancer while minimizing the side effects of surgery.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Rectal 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 Rectal Cancer, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery for Rectal 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 Rectal Cancer?
Rectal 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 Rectal 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.