Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Disease
January 29, 2023
Part of caring for your colon health is getting the right treatment when you have a problem. As medicine has advanced through the years, treatment options have grown alongside medical technology. With these medical advances, robotic surgery is now an effective, minimally invasive treatment method for several colorectal diseases.
Robotic surgery offers several benefits, like making surgery much less invasive and decreasing patient recovery time. At Alabama Colon & Rectal Institute (ACRI), we utilize colon robotic surgery to provide comfortable and premium treatment.
All About Colon Robotic Surgery
ACRI provides robotic surgery to patients with colorectal diseases that require surgical treatment. Also called robot-assisted surgery, robotic surgery is an excellent way of treating multiple colon health problems. It offers precision and is minimally invasive, making difficult surgeries easier to complete and providing the patient with better colon health.
What Is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery makes use of a range of technologies to deliver a precise and less intrusive form of surgery. The surgeon controls robotic instruments, which are operated with precision to perform the tasks that the surgeon needs to complete. This type of surgery makes use of instruments that can rotate 360 degrees, giving them a larger range of movement than the human hand. It also enables surgery to be performed using much smaller and more precise incisions, eliminating human error and fatigue.
What Are the Benefits?
Colon robotic surgery offers some great benefits over traditional surgical techniques. Our surgeons can make more precise movements when using robotic instruments, especially due to the greater range of motion that the tools allow. Surgeons also have better visibility, being able to keep their hands out of the way of the surgical site and benefiting from magnification so that they can clearly see what they are doing.
Robotic surgical instruments are capable of making smaller incisions compared to traditional surgical techniques. This means that recovery time can often be shorter after having robotic surgery for colorectal diseases. Often, the smaller incisions heal faster so patients can leave the hospital in one to three days.
When Would ACRI Recommend Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Diseases?
At Alabama Colon & Rectal Institute, we might recommend colon robotic surgery in a range of circumstances, particularly for more complicated procedures that require precision. During robotic surgery, the surgeon visualizes the field from all angles, cutting down on surgery time and less patient blood loss. Some of the surgeries we might use it for include any abdominal surgery requiring a resection, such as surgery for cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, and other conditions. Your provider will always discuss your options with you and make sure all your questions are answered before deciding on surgical treatment.
Decrease Recovery Time with Robotic Surgery at ACRI
Alabama Colon & Rectal Institute (ACRI) has been caring for patients' colon health for more than 30 years. Our robotic surgery techniques help us to provide the best care for all of our patients. ACRI prides itself on providing diagnosis and treatment alongside quality care to make your experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
Learn More About Robotic Surgery at Alabama Colon & Rectal Institute
Decrease your recovery time with robotic surgery at Alabama Colon & Rectal Institute! Proudly serving the Birmingham area, our team is equipped to provide personalized treatment and care. Call us at (205) 537-8639 or contact us online to make an appointment, discuss your needs or ask any questions you have about robotic surgery or other treatments.