da Vinci colon resection

Also known as: Robotic-assisted colon resection, Robotic-assisted colon surgery
da Vinci Surgery for colorectal conditions, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional surgical instruments allow.

For most patients, da Vinci Surgery offers many benefits traditional over open surgery, including:

  • Better clinical outcomes for cancer control in many cases
  • Quicker return to bowel function
  • Quicker return to a normal diet
  • Less risk of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time

Colorectal procedures are performed using the da Vinci ®Surgical System, which allows surgeons to operate with unmatched precision, dexterity and control. By overcoming the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci offers patients surgery that is less invasive, more precise and provides a faster recovery.

Providence Health & Services was the first hospital system in Oregon to invest in robotic technology, leading a breakthrough in minimally invasive surgical care. While laparoscopic techniques are ideal for simple surgeries, the unmatched precision of the da Vinci® Surgical System enables our credentialed surgeons to conduct more complex procedures, where previously an open surgery was the only choice.