About da Vinci ®
Lower Anterior Resection
da Vinci® for Colorectal & Benign Conditions
If you have been told you need surgery for a colorectal condition, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a very effective, minimally invasive procedure – da Vinci® Surgery for Colorectal Cancer and Benign Conditions.
da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional instruments allows. For most patients, da Vinci Surgery offers many benefits over open surgery including:
- Better clinical outcomes in many cases1
- Quicker return to bowel function1
- Quicker return to a normal diet1
- Shorter hospital stay1
- Shorter recovery time1
This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, a breakthrough surgical platform which enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision, dexterity and control. By overcoming the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is revolutionizing colorectal surgery.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctors about da Vinci Surgery, are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. © 2010 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved.
- Hellan M, Anderson C, Blenhom JD, Paz B, Pigazzi A. Short-Term Outcomes After Robotic-Assisted Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 200710;1245
- Pigazzi A, Ellenhorn JD, Ballantyne GH, Paz IB; Robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2006 20; 1521-25.
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