da Vinci Robotic Colon Surgery
If you have been advised to have colon surgery, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physican to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by Ohio Valley Colon & Rectal Surgeons.
Our physicians are the only surgeons in the Evansville Tri-State area that are trained for Colorectal Surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System.
You may be a candidate
You may be a candidate for this state-of-the-art surgery. The da Vinci System enables our doctors to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision, dexterity and control.
da Vinci offers patients facing colon surgery (right, left or sigmoid colectomy) such potential benefits as:
- Low blood loss
- Quicker return to bowel function
- Quicker return to diet
Short hospital stay
da Vinci offers patients facing rectal cancer surgery (low anterior resection and APR) such potential benefits as:
- Excellent clinical outcomes for cancer control
- Quick return of bowel function
- Fast return to diet
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Fast recover time
The da Vinci System is a sate-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
Dr. Santiago Arruffat, Dr. Syam Chilukuri and Dr. James Waller are all credentialed and experienced in the use of the da Vinci System for the treatment of many colorectal conditions.