Colorectal Surgery Overview
Colon and rectal care deals with disorders of the rectum, anus and colon. Our colorectal specialists and colorectal surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating structure issues and diseases in those areas. We focus heavily on colorectal cancer — the third leading cause of cancer death in America for men and women.
As a dedicated colorectal surgery program, we provide advanced diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to patients with all types of colorectal disorders. We are here to help you feel better faster so that you can return to doing the activities you enjoy.
Colorectal Surgery is a surgical subspecialty that manages a variety of benign and malignant conditions such as diverticulitis, colon, rectal and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn and Ulcerative colitis, or a wide spectrum of perianal disease such as anal fistula, fissure and hemorrhoids, as well as pelvic floor diseases such as rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence. A colorectal surgeon can perform minimally invasive surgery with the use of robot or laparoscope as well as open surgical procedures. The choice of which approach depends on many factors determined case by case.
Colorectal Surgery Procedures
Benefits of Robotic Colorectal Surgery
During a robotic-assisted procedure, surgical instruments are inserted via small incisions. The instruments are attached to cameras that give our surgeons a detailed and magnified view of the surgical site.
Using the camera’s images as a guide, surgical tools are manipulated by our surgeons using master controls. The tools respond to our surgeons’ directions, moving with accuracy and precision, so that our surgeons maintain complete control throughout the procedure.
Furthermore, because the robotic tools are so small and flexible, colorectal conditions can be treated without affecting surrounding tissues.
Why Robotic-assisted Colorectal Surgery?
At the North Texas Surgical Specialists, we perform hundreds of colon and rectal surgeries every year. Our surgeons have honed their technical craft through experience. We know that every patient has specific needs, and we offer them the best care, providing the right technology for the right patient. Our expert group of board-certified colorectal surgery specialists offers minimally invasive surgical approaches for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, and other colorectal conditions.
Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive colorectal surgery offered under circumstances in which our robotic surgeons believe there is measurable safety and categorical benefit for our patients. Like other minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery relies on small incisions, which can reduce complication rates when compared to large incision or open surgery. But robotic surgery is a more recent technique, and hasn’t yet been as extensively studied. When used inappropriately, robotic surgery can potentially increase hospital and other medical costs. At North Texas Surgical Specialists, we’re confident in our ability to provide robotics expertly, appropriately, and only when they will serve the patient’s best interests.
Robotic General Surgery
Robotic surgery is a method of surgery that utilizes a computerized system to perform surgical procedures. This system usually consists of mechanical arms that control surgical instruments, as well as a camera arm the surgeon can use to view the treatment area. The surgeon controls these arms using a computer. This method improves precision considerably.
In many cases, we will use robotic surgery in combination with minimally-invasive surgical techniques. By using these two techniques together, we can minimize the trauma to the patient and ensure the best outcome.
Dr. Long Nguyen saved my life. The surgery was very complicated and he is my hero. The second surgery was excellent. I recommend North Texas Surgical Specialists to all of my friends and family.
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Dr Jay Patel performed two surgeries on me the first surgery was a fundoplication and a second surgery was a hiatal hernia repair. I am able to actually drink water now and not get heartburn and not have it come up through my nose. You listened to what I had to say about what my problem was and able to fix with no other doctor would do they just kept overlooking everything so once again I want to tell you thank you so very much this is a big change in my life after going through this for so many years.