da Vinci Colectomy - Treatment and Recovery Options for Colon Cancer and Other Colon Conditions
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, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options via a da Vinci colectomy an advanced robotic technique, as well as other types of da Vinci colon surgeries.
What is a Colectomy? How does a da Vinci Colectomy work?
Traditionally, colectomy has been performed via an abdominal incision (laparotomy); minimally invasive colectomy, by means of laparoscopy, and including da Vinci (Robotic) colectomy, is growing both in scope of indications and popularity. Resection of any part of the colon entails mobilization and ligation of the corresponding blood vessels. When he or she has completed the resection, the surgeon has the option of immediately restoring the bowel, by stitching or stapling together both the cut ends (primary anastomosis), or creating a colostomy (bag). Types of colectomies include the following. Right hemicolectomy and left hemicolectomy refer to the resection of the ascending colon (right) and the descending colon (left), respectively. Sigmoidectomy is a resection of the sigmoid colon, sometimes including part or all of the rectum (proctosigmoidectomy). When the entire colon is removed, this is called a total colectomy.
If your surgeon recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. da Vinci Surgery is used to treat such colorectal conditions as: colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).
Colectomy (Robotic Cystectomy) - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that might warrant a Colectomy such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), 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 Colectomy.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for Colectomy and other procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate surgery. The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to perform a Colectomy via laparoscopic surgery and the advantages of this minimally invasive Colectomy are many.
You may 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 -
- Excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
- Quick return of bowel function
- Less pain from surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection
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 conditions such as bladder cancer, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci Colectomy is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is a Colectomy (Colon Surgery) via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
The conditions which may warrant a Colectomy are complex, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci Colectomy 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 Colectomy 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 Colectomy - 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.