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Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is a breakthrough in minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal diseases. Until recently, patients have had the option of traditional or laparoscopic surgery. Now with the advances made possible by Robotic-assisted surgery, patients have all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery with the addition of modern technology. We are the primeir group in the country offering robotic colon and rectal surgery and are nationally recognized as leaders and innovators in this field.

Surgical Robotic System

What Is a Surgical Robotic System?

The surgical robotic system is a highly advanced and modern technique in which a computerized and high definition camera is placed through tiny incisions. The surgeon operates the robotic arms and is able to perform incredibly delicate and complicated procedures in a very precise and safe fashion.

What Types of Colon and Rectal Problems are Treated with This Type of Surgery?

We perform all surgery with robotic minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.  This includes surgery to cure colon and rectal cancer as well as diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. During your consultation, we will discuss which precise type of minimally invasive approach is recommended for your specific situation.

How Does This Benefit the Patient?

There are significant benefits from robotic surgery because it is the safest and most precise procedure and it is performed through tiny incisions and avoids the need for large scars and a colostomy for the great majority of our patients. Several benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain during recovery
  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Fewer complications during surgery
  • Small scar and very low risk of wound infection after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • A quicker return to work and daily activities
  • Very low risk of colostomy or hernia

Why Is It Being Used for Colon and Rectal Problems?

Our surgeons Robotic-assisted surgery because it offers the greatest ability to see and operate with the most precision and safety. This approach allows us to almost always avoid the need for a permanent colostomy or large incision.

Are the Houston Colon Surgeons Experienced?

It is important to seek an experienced team of surgeons and Dr. Eric Haas and the surgeons at Houston Colon are among the most experienced and knowledgeable robotic colorectal surgeons in the world. They performed the first Robotic-Assisted surgery for colon and rectal cancer in Houston at the Texas Medical Center in 2009 and have since developed innovative and advanced techniques and approaches. They have become national leaders in this approach and haves as published numerous surgical journal articles and book chapters.

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