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Colorectal Conditions

If medicine or lifestyle changes do not help your colorectal condition, your doctor may suggest surgery. Common colorectal conditions include:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

If your doctor suggests surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation.

Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy, and rectal cancer surgery to remove part or all or the rectum is known as a rectal resection. Either type of surgery can be done using open surgery (through one large incision) or laparoscopy (through a few small incisions).

Laparoscopy is also known as minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery. Get all the facts. Find out if da Vinci Surgery is right for you.

Learn about da Vinci Colorectal procedures:

The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

Important Safety Information

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.

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