Robotic GI Colo-rectal Cancer surgery: daVinci Xi technology for precision cancer surgery

By Dr. Nikhil Agrawal in Cancer Care / Oncology

Mar 30 , 2021 | 1 min read

The world has witnessed a sea of changes in the surgical world in the last decade. Cancer care has improved dramatically. We are now moving from a radical approach towards precision surgery and accurate surgery, and Robotic GI cancer Surgery is a part of it.

Surgery is important in treating solid cancers, including colon and rectal cancer. Minimal access cancer surgery has redefined the outcome of surgical procedures, including major GI cancer surgery for colon cancer and rectum cancer. Minimal access cancer surgery can be performed by Laparoscopy and Robotic Da Vinci Xi system. Combining surgical skills with technology has wonderful results.

If we talk about Robotic surgery and gastrointestinal cancer, it is done only at a few limited centers. Robotic GI cancer surgery is safe. The combination of magnified stereoscopic 3-D vision and versatile Robotic endo wrist helps in minimal tissue handling, better control, and tissue dissection with patient safety. Surgery in difficult and inaccessible areas happens easily with the Da Vinci Xi robotic system, especially in pelvic surgery and robotic rectal cancer surgery.

No large incision, faster recovery, minimal postoperative pain, and reduced hospital stay are true for Robotic GI cancer surgery. 

Robotic GI colorectal cancer surgery also results in improved functions, both urinary and sexual function. Robotic surgery offers better function and nerve preservation, nerves supplying the vital pelvis, normally difficult to identify with the naked eye. Sexual function is important in young individuals but, unfortunately, is less discussed and addressed, especially in females.

When a patient who has undergone a complex surgery like Robotic rectal cancer surgery tells you that he/she has an intact urinary bladder and sexual function in particular, as a Robotic surgeon, you feel satisfied & happy, it makes your day.