Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with a colon condition, such as cancer, Crohn’s disease or colitis, your surgeon may recommend removing all or part of the colon. If you want a surgery option that might reduce healing time, ask your physician about minimally invasive Colorectal procedures.

Colectomy Information

There are several different options when your physician recommends a colectomy, including:

Right Colectomy – Surgery on the right colon
Left Colectomy – Surgery on the left colon
Sigmoid Colectomy – Surgery on the lower left part of your colon before your rectum
Total Colectomy – The entire colon is removed

Though colorectal procedures are usually performed through a large incision, procedures can also be done using minimally invasive surgery. This means that the surgeon operates through small abdominal incisions.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery allows surgeons to operate with enhanced 3D HD vision, precision and control. Other benefits of robotic colorectal surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fast return to a normal diet and normal bowel function
  • Low rate of complications
  • Minimal scarring
  • Precise removal of cancerous tissue
  • Little blood loss

Colorectal Surgery in Atlanta, GA

Consult one of our physicians to find out if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery or call us at (404) 351-7900