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Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Rochester Regional's Rochester General Hospital was the first hospital in Upstate New York to implement the da Vinci Surgical System—the world’s first robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision—bringing our surgeons to the forefront of this rapidly evolving option for colon & rectal surgical care and offering patients the most advanced surgical procedures for the best possible outcomes.

This state-of-the-art robotic surgical equipment provides detailed views of the affected tissue at twice the regular resolution, through just a few small incisions, allowing our surgeons to perform complex colon and rectal operations with greater precision and control than ever before.

Robotic colon & rectal surgery also offers our patients significant advantages over traditional “open” surgeries, including: Reduced pain and trauma to the body Less blood loss and need for transfusions Less postoperative pain and discomfort Less risk of infection Shorter hospital stay Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities Less scarring and improved cosmesis.

Watch the video about robotic surgery to treat colon cancer