Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a pioneer in minimally invasive robotic surgery, an exciting new treatment option for conditions including colon cancer.
Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Most patients with colon cancer are treated with surgery. Some people have both surgery and chemotherapy. Some with advanced disease get biological therapy.
If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by Holy Cross Hospital. Our surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for colon cancer.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat colon cancer (right, left or sigmoid colectomy), you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci® Surgical System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision and control. Robotic surgery offers colon cancer patients numerous potential benefits:
- Quick return of bowel function
- Quicker return to normal diet
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
As with any surgery, the above benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While robotic surgery for colon cancer using the da Vinci® Surgical System is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
To contact a physician who performs minimally invasive robotic colon cancer surgery, call 866-442-3627 or view the following profile(s) for physician contact information: