Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Aurora offers advanced robotic-assisted surgical techniques to improve the outcome of patients with colon cancer and other colorectal conditions. Robotic-assisted surgery lets the surgeon perform select, complex procedures with precise detail and less physical trauma for the patient.
Robotic-assisted surgery can be used to treat colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and ulcerative colitis.
Since initiating our robotic-assisted surgery program in 2002, Aurora Health Care physicians have collectively performed more than 4,700 robotic-assisted procedures using the daVinci Surgical System.
The robotic-assisted colorectal surgery team is led by James Klas, MD, a board-certified colorectal surgeon.
Additional benefits of robotic-assisted prostate surgery:
- Significantly less pain
- Less trauma to surrounding tissue
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recoveries
- More rapid return to everyday activities
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, see our frequently asked questions.
If you are considering a robotic-assisted surgery, consider asking your physician the following questions:
- What experience do you have with robotic-assisted surgery?
- What types of robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
- How many robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
- What type of outcomes have your patients experienced?
To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, visit Aurora’s Second Opinion Program or call 888-973-2663.