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Robotic Colorectal Surgery


If you’re facing colorectal surgery, you want the most experienced and skilled surgeons possible. At Dignity Health Sacramento, our colorectal specialists are the only robotic-trained surgeons in the region.

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

How Does Robotic Colorectal Surgery Differ from Traditional Surgery?

Traditional colorectal surgery requires a large abdominal incision. These procedures have significant drawbacks, including pain, trauma, a long recovery and risk of infection.

Using the most advanced technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System allows our surgeons to operate through a few tiny incisions with the help of 3-D images. This technology gives them increased precision and control—and can even be used for complex procedures like low anterior resection or colectomy, which removes a portion of the colon.

Why Choose Dignity Health for Robot-assisted Colorectal Surgery?

Dignity Health offers the most comprehensive robotic surgery program available in the greater Sacramento area. We are the only regional option for a minimally invasive, da Vinci colorectal surgery—offering you a host of potential 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

See a Colorectal Surgical Specialist

You may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic colorectal surgery. For a referral to a Dignity Health specialist, please call 888.253.1704.