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Houston Colon & Rectal Surgeons offer cutting edge Robotic surgery

Posted on: 09/30/2012

Both Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin & Dr. Tal Raphaeli are fully trained to perform Robotic Colon & Rectal Surgery. This is the first time that this type of advanced colorectal surgery is being offered outside of the Texas Medical Center. Only a handful of Surgeons in the USA can perform robotic colorectal surgery.

Both Dr. Azimuddin & Dr. Raphaeli are experts in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and now they are offering Robotic Colon & Rectal Surgery to selected patients. Robotic Surgery is further advancement and refinement of the laparoscopic technique. During this type of surgery, the makes a series of small incisions in the abdomen and uses a camera and a robot to perform dissection and remove portions of the diseased colon or rectum. This surgical technique can be used to treat colon & rectal cancer, polyps, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse and other diseases of the colon & rectum.

Robotic Colorectal surgery has special benefits when used to remove cancerous rectum deep inside the pelvic cavity. The dexterity and maneuverability of instruments provided by the robot and the same if not better than those provided by the human hand! This is the least invasive form of surgery and has proven benefits when compared to traditional surgery that uses large incisions on the abdomen. Patients undergoing laparoscopic/Robotic surgery experience less pain and their recovery is much faster.

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