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Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery


Advanced Colorectal Surgery, Close to Home

Good Samaritan Hospital offers comprehensive care to patients with a wide range of diseases associated with colorectal disorders.

These conditions may include:

  • Abscesses
  • Anal, colon and rectal cancer
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incontinence
  • Polyps

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care every step of the way. We work closely with patients to create an individualized treatment and care plan.

If medicine or lifestyle changes do not help your colorectal condition, your doctor may suggest surgery.

Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is known as a colectomy, and rectal cancer surgery to remove part or all or the rectum is known as a rectal resection.

Either type of surgery can be done using open surgery (through one large incision) or laparoscopy (through a few small incisions). Laparoscopy is also known as minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery. However, when the robot is added to laparoscopy, it becomes known as robotic surgery.

The addition of the robot allows the surgeon to provide more benefits for you - the patient. Your doctor may suggest rectal surgery which is called low anterior resection or LAR. If LAR is suggested, it can be done with open surgery through a large incision (cut) or minimally invasive surgery through a few small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robot-assisted surgery.

Benefits of Robotic Colorectal Surgery  

With robotic-assisted surgery, your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons a 3D HD view inside your body, tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand, and enhanced vision, precision and control.

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Less probability of the surgeon converting to traditional open surgery
Jeganathan, Rajkumar
General Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery