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Colorectal Robotic Surgery

At St. Joseph’s Westgate, our patients have access to state-of-the-art robotic surgery which allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive, complex colon and rectal surgeries.

The da Vinci XI robot provides improved visualization and maneuverability which allows your surgeon to examine the surgical site more closely. Our robot is comprised of 3D high-definition robotic guided instruments. Your surgeon guides these instruments through small incisions and is able to bend them in all directions, precisely mimicking hand movements, facilitating a minimally-invasive approach even in difficult circumstances, such as within the confines of the pelvis. This high-tech capability allows access to tight, hard-to-reach areas of the body that would otherwise require a larger incision in order to get to.

Here are some of the advantages to using the 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
  • Smaller scars compared to an open surgery

Center of Excellence

St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center is proud to be an accredited SRC Center of Excellence in robotic surgery. Earning SRC’s robotic accreditation signifies our ability to deliver the safest and highest-quality care to our patients. Our commitment to this process has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. Learn More.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (623) 423-0822.