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While surgery is generally the most effective treatment for many colorectal conditions, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its drawbacks – such as a hospital stay of a week or longer, and a lengthy recovery of up to six weeks.

Fortunately, less invasive options are available to many patients facing colorectal surgery. The most common of these is laparoscopic surgery, in which smaller incisions are used. While laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures, it has limitations when more intricate and complex surgery is required.

Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – robotically assisted surgery. It allows surgeons to provide patients with the best of both open and laparoscopic approaches.

With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using tiny one to two centimeter incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. da Vinci can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.


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The physicians at Saint Peter’s specialize in several colorectal specialty procedures and diagnoses. Please see the list below:

Colonoscopy

• Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
• Diagnostic Colonoscopy
• Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
• ESD / EMR


Colorectal Cancer

• Anal Cancer
• Carcinomatosis
• Colon Cancer
• Rectal Cancer
• Recurring Rectal Cancer


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

• Crohn’s Disease
• Perianal Crohn's
• Ulcerative Colitis
• Indeterminate Colitis


Familial Inherited Colorectal Neoplasia
• Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome (FAP)
• Lynch Syndrome / Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
• Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
• MutYH-Associated Polyposis (MAP)
• Serrated Polyposis Syndrome / Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome
• Desmoid Tumors
• Familial Colorectal Cancer / Type X
• Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome


Rare Tumors of the Small and Large Bowel

• Intestinal Lymphoma
• Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumors
• Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
• Presacral Tumors
• Appendiceal Neoplasms
• Small Intestinal Adenocarcinoma
• Mesenteric Fibromatosis


Diverticular Disease and Other Colitis

• Diverticulitis
• Diverticular Abscesses and Fistulas
• Segmental Colitis Associated with Diverticular Disease (SCAD)


Benign Anorectal Disease

• Abscess
• Anal Condyloma
• Anal Fissures
• Anal Fistula
• Hemorrhoids


Enteric Fistulas

• Enterocutaneous Fistulas
• Colocutaneous Fistulas
• Others


Functional Bowel Disorder

• Slow Transit Constipation
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
• Rectal Prolapse
• Rectovaginal Fistula
• Fecal Incontinence
• Sphincter Injury
• Proctalgia Fugax / Levator Spasm


Other

• lschemic Colitis
• Collagenous Colitis
• C. difficile Colitis Requiring Surgery
• Chronic Granulomatous Colits
• Sclerosing Mesenteritis
• Aseptic Abscesses
• Intestinal Failure/ Short Bowel Syndrome (in conjunction with Gut Rehabilitation and Small Intestinal Transplant Center)
 

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