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Recognized for Surgical Excellence

Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s is Arizona’s first accredited Center of Excellence in colorectal surgery and is also accredited for robotic surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). These accreditations recognize our hospitals for surgical expertise, dedication and patient safety.

About Robotic Surgery

Benefits of da Vinci robot

  • Precise removal of cancerous tissues
  • Low blood loss
  • Regaining of bowel function quickly
  • Low complication rate
  • Low conversion rate to an open procedure
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Minimal scarring when compared to an open surgery

How is robotic surgery different?

If you need colorectal surgery, your mind will be most at ease with the most experienced and skilled surgeons by your side.

At Dignity Health, our colorectal specialists are robotic-trained surgeons.

We offer minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System to treat colorectal conditions such as:

  • colon cancer
  • diverticulitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
  • rectal cancer

Why choose Dignity Health for Robot-Assisted Colorectal Surgery?

Dignity Health offers comprehensive robotic surgery that delivers a host of potential many benefits, including:

  • documented excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
  • less risk of damaging nerves that control urinary and sexual function
  • quicker return to bowel function
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster recovery
  • less blood loss, pain, and scarring
  • less risk of infection and post-operative complications