DaVinci surgery is a highly effective, minimally invasive surgical option for conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions. Surgeons utilize a magnified 3D vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.
Advantages of robotic surgery over traditional laparoscopic surgery are:
- Improved view of the operative field due to 3-D visualization in the operating console
- More precise movements with wristed instruments that articulate mimicking our hands and fingers (traditional laparoscopic surgery involves using non-articulated instruments or “straight sticks”)
- Potentially shorter lengths of stay in the hospital, earlier return to work and daily activities, and less blood loss.
Five surgeons with Colon & Rectal Specialists, LTD are now performing DaVinci surgery in Richmond.