At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, we now offer colorectal patients the benefits of robotic surgery. Our colorectal surgeons are board certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery and are experts in minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.
Meet our colorectal surgeon, James F. FitzGerald, MD.
Robotic surgery for colorectal conditions gives our surgeons the ability to perform major surgical procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. Colorectal procedures frequently require the surgeon to work in different areas of the abdomen and within the pelvis.
With the 3-D vision and improved instruments of the robot, we can now overcome these obstacles. Robotic colorectal surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to a wider range of surgical problems and a greater number of patients.
|During traditional open surgery, you can expect a chest to pubic bone incision. With robotic surgery, colorectal surgery is performed with five small incision.|
Benefits of robotic surgery for colorectal conditions include:
Robotic surgery is especially advantageous for patients with pelvic conditions.
Patients who may have needed open surgery may be good candidates for a robotic procedure. These procedures include:
A robotic surgery may not be the most appropriate choice for every patient. Our experienced surgeons can perform all types of surgery, including open, laparoscopic and robotic. Your surgeon will choose the best approach to treat your condition.
For more information about robotic surgery, contact us at 202-877-DOCS (3627), or at MedStarWashington.org/doctorsline for further information.