Colon Surgery

Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

When your colon is compromised by chronic disease or an obstruction, the expert surgeons at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona, offer the latest advancements in surgical technology. Fighting colon cancer or other disease is less complicated with the minimally invasive techniques available, including the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. Find out more about the many benefits of minimally invasive colon surgery for your health and recovery by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.

Colon Surgery Q & A

Why would I need colon surgery?

You may need colon surgery to address disease or dysfunction in your colon, part of your large intestine. Your doctor at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery may recommend minimally invasive surgery to address conditions like:

  • Ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Obstructions
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Surgery is often an option if other treatments, including medication therapy, aren’t effective in relieving severe symptoms of colon-related disease or dysfunction.

The Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery physicians can also perform a colectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of your colon to treat or prevent disease. During this type of procedure, your surgeon reattaches other parts of your digestive system to assist with the elimination of waste.

What should I expect with minimally invasive colon surgery?

The skilled surgeons at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery use a variety of techniques to address issues in the colon. In some cases, they may use the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to perform more complex surgical techniques without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

During the procedure, you can expect to receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Your surgeon needs to make only small incisions to insert the specialized surgical instruments used to make the needed repairs. These instruments contain a small camera that sends real-time images of the surgical site to an external monitor that your surgeon watches while performing the surgery.

If your surgeon opts for robotic surgery, they use a special console that allows them to perform surgical techniques using more precision. The da Vinci system also provides your surgeon with high-definition 3D images of the treatment area.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive and robotic colon surgery?

Using the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery, including the da Vinci system, your surgeon at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery can ensure the best possible outcome without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

Since these surgeries only require small incisions, you can expect to heal faster and experience less pain following your procedure. Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive procedures reduce your risk for:

  • Scars
  • Infection
  • Excess bleeding
  • Extended hospital stays

In some cases, robotic surgery allows your CMIRS surgeon to perform more complex procedures with a higher degree of precision.

Find out if minimally invasive or robotic surgery is right for your colon condition by calling the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery or requesting an appointment online today.