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Robotic & Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimally invasive, Laparoscopic or "key hole" surgery is the least invasive form of colon and rectal surgery. During this type of surgery, a series of small incisions are made on the abdomen. A small video camera is placed in one of the incisions, providing the surgeon with a magnified view of the internal organs on a television monitor. Tiny Surgical instruments are placed in the other incisions, allowing the surgeon to work inside the abdomen and remove portions of the diseased colon. This surgical technique can be used to treat colon cancer and polyps and other diseases of the colon, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis.

Laparoscopic surgery is the least invasive form of surgery and has proven benefits when compared to open traditional surgery. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have smaller incisions, experience less pain and their recovery is quicker. They return to work earlier and are very satisfied with their recovery and cosmetic results. The average hospital stay for minimally invasive colon surgery is three four days, compared to a seven day hospital stay for traditional surgery. This method has also proven to be oncologically safe and effective when it comes to treatment of colon cancer.

If you’re considering minimally invasive colon surgery for colon disease, you should consult a surgeon experienced in minimally invasive colon surgery techniques. Our surgeons perform all types of advanced and minimally invasive laparoscopic operations.

Robotic Surgery is further advancement and refinement of the laparoscopic technique. During this surgery, the surgeon makes tiny incisions on the abdomen and then uses a Robot to perform the various steps of the operation. The surgeon sits on a console and uses his fingers to direct the "robotic arms" to perform fine controlled maneuvers inside the human body. The use of a robot increases the dexterity of the surgeons hand and allows the surgeon to perform complex maneuvers that may not be possible with traditional laparoscopic surgery. It interposes a computer between the surgeons hand and the patient resulting in refinement of the movements, greater accuracy and better control over instruments. The advanced optical system provides a 3-D highly magnified view of the surgical site.


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The Robot also enables the surgeon to work in narrow confined spaces of the pelvis. This has significant advantages in the surgery of the rectum including operations for rectal cancer, rectal prolapse and other benign rectal diseases. Studies have shown that robot helps in complete circumferential resection of the rectum resulting in better removal of the rectal specimen and lower chances of recurrence of cancer after surgery. In addition, the better visualization provided by the da Vinci (R) surgical system helps in identification of nerves in the pelvis so that surgeon can avoid injury to these minute nerves during operation. Therefore a nerve sparing rectal resection can be performed resulting in lower incidences of sexual and urinary dysfunction after surgery and better patient satisfaction.

Watch Dr. Azimuddin perform colon & rectal surgery using a Robot


In short, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in many cases including cancer surgery. Patients suffer less pain, less blood loss and fewer infections in the wound. They experience quicker return of bowel function and tolerate regular diet earlier than patients undergoing conventional surgery. Many studies have shown that patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery have a shorter hospital stay and recovery time.

Our surgeons use these minimally invasive approaches for the following conditions of the colon and rectum:Azimuddin Robotic Davinci Surgery




Ulcerative colitis and Pouch surgery

Rectal Prolapse

Internal Fistulas

Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive colon & rectal surgery. Please arrange an appointment with them to see if you are a candidate for these minimally invasive surgical procedures. Call today for an appointment: 281-583 1300.


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