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Colorectal Robotic Surgery

We can answer any detailed question you have about colorectal robotic surgery. To find a doctor, call (623) 423-0822.

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 of 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
  • Minimal scarring when compared to an open surgery

How Does Robot-assisted Colorectal Surgery Differ from Traditional Surgery?

While laparoscopic surgery is considered minimally invasive, the surgeon is only able to see in 2-dimentional image. The da Vinci robotic system not only allows the surgeon to see in 3-dimentional, high definition imaging, but it also allows for virtually unlimited movement in all directions.  The da Vinci robot device is meticulously precise and allows dissection and resection with minimal trauma to the body. It enables better access and better techniques which makes the surgery less invasive than laparoscopic in the areas of suturing, mobilizing, and visualizing hard-to-reach areas. This results in lower rates of complications, less pain, and faster recovery than a traditional surgery.

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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.




To Make an Appointment

Call (623) 423-0822


How to Find Us

Colorectal care is located at St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center.

7300 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85307