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What are the advantages of robotic surgery for colorectal conditions?

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  • What Are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Conditions?
    Using robotics for colorectal surgery allows the surgeon to perform very fine, detailed surgery, resulting in much safer conditions. Learn more from Scott Benninghoven, MD, in robotic surgery with the Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
  • A Colorectal Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What are the advantages of robotic surgery for colorectal conditions?
    Robotic systems give surgeons the ability to do more procedures with more tools. In this video, colorectal surgeon Kerrie Bossard, MD, FACS, of Alaska Regional Hospital, explains the benefits of robotic surgery for colorectal conditions.
  • Robotic assistance gives colorectal surgeons important technical advantages. The procedure allows a very stable view of the pelvis, which is better than with hand-held cameras, which shake. It also gives us binocular vision -- meaning magnified, 3-dimensional views. Third, the instrumentation is “wristed,” which allows for more flexible range of motion during surgery.

    While these features are helpful to the surgeons, more importantly, they may translate to better outcomes for the patients undergoing surgery. There are nerves in the pelvis that control sexual and bladder function. This technology may allow more careful identification of nerves and preserve those nerves in the mesorectal plane.
  • A Colorectal Surgery, answered on behalf of
    What are the advantages of robotic surgery for colorectal conditions?
    Watch as Douglas Brewer, MD, of Coliseum Medical Centers, discusses how the DaVinci robot is a tool that helps the surgeon with procedures done on the colon and other minimally invasive surgeries.
  • What Are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Conditions?
    Using robotic surgery for colorectal conditions gives surgeons a clearer view of the pelvis and better identification of structures in the body, says Frank Candela, MD, with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Learn more in this video. 
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