Robotic-Assisted Colorectal Surgery

If you have a colorectal condition, and medication and nonsurgical procedures did not provide relief, then you may be a candidate for robotic surgery.

Our robotic surgeons have extensive experience performing colorectal robotic surgeries. This means a more precise surgery with a faster recovery time and less risk of decreased bowel function or nerve sensation.

Colorectal Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons perform robotic procedures for many conditions including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Ulcerative colitis 
    • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Rectal prolapse

Colorectal Surgery: Benefits of a Robotic Procedure

At Morton Plant Hospital, we are committed to your safety and to providing excellent outcomes. Our expert surgeons use their extensive training and experience to provide you with the most effective treatment possible.

When you undergo a robotic procedure for your colorectal condition, benefits include:

  • Better visualization of the operating area, leading to a more precise surgery with less manipulation of healthy tissue and nerves
  • Better outcomes
  • Less pain and discomfort after the surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Small scar

Our goal is to treat your condition and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Colorectal Robotic Procedures

Our surgeons perform the following robotic procedures to treat colorectal conditions:

  • Abdominal perineal resection - the removal of the anus, rectum and sigmoid colon, used to treat cancer.
  • Colectomy (colon resection) - the removal of all or part of your colon (large intestine).
  • Colostomy - a procedure to pull part of your colon through an opening in the abdominal wall. Your surgeon attaches a pouch at the opening to collect waste.
  • Illeocecectomy - the removal of parts of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine) and the cecum (first part of the large intestine).
  • Illeostomy - a procedure to pull the end of your small intestine through an opening in the abdomen. Your surgeon attaches a pouch at the opening to collect waste.
  • Intersphincteric resection - for tumors close to the anal opening.
  • Lower anterior resection - the removal of the part of your large intestine (colon) and upper rectum, used to treat colon cancer, diverticulitis and other conditions.
  • Proctocolectomy with ileal pouch - the removal of the large intestine and most of the rectum, and the creation of an ileal pouch to anus connection.
  • Rectal resection with colonic pull-through - the removal of the diseased lining (mucosa) of the rectum and the removal of all or part of the lower bowel. Your surgeon connects the remaining section of the lower bowel to the anus.
  • Rectopexy - a procedure to secure the rectum in its proper position, used to treat rectal prolapse.
  • Repair of rectovaginal and colovaginal fistula - surgery to remove the fistula and close the abnormal opening, along with bowel resection.
  • Small bowel resection - the removal of part or all of your small intestine.
  • Transanal excision of rectal mass - surgery performed through the anus to remove rectal tumors.

For more information about robotic-assisted colorectal surgery at Morton Plant Hospital, please call (727) 462-3000.