Colorectal Surgery in Dallas

Minimally Invasive, Robot-Assisted Surgery for Colorectal Procedures

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a colorectal condition, you may be a candidate for one of our minimally invasive robot-assisted procedures. Each of our procedures is performed by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, each of which is committed to providing our patients with the best care possible.

Understanding the Benefits

Using some of the most advanced technology, robot-assisted surgery can enable doctors to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with improved vision, precision, dexterity, and control.

Robot-assisted surgeries are used to treat such colorectal conditions as:

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Diverticulitis

Surgeries for colon cancer include a colectomy, where part or all of the colon is removed. For rectal cancer, your surgeon may perform a low anterior resection surgery. For more information about which procedure is best for you, speak with your physician.

Robot-assisted surgeries can offer patients facing colon surgery the following potential benefits:

  • Low blood loss
  • Quick return to bowel function
  • Fast return to diet
  • Short hospital stay

Rectal surgery patients can potentially benefit in the following ways:

  • Excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
  • Quick return of bowel function
  • Fast return to diet
  • Less blood loss
  • Short hospital stay
  • Fast recovery time
  • Low readmission rate

How Does It Work?

Robotic surgeries rely on a surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By having the ability to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, robot-assisted surgeries are changing the ways surgeries can be performed and improving the overall outcomes for patients.

Learn more about robot-assisted procedures by contacting Methodist Dallas Medical Center to discuss your healthcare options.