Robotic Colon Cancer Surgery
Robotic surgery has changed many procedures in the medical realm, including colorectal cancer surgery. Robotic technology allows for more precision and control during complex surgeries within the abdominal cavity and throughout the body. Dr. Dmitri Alden is one of the top oncological surgeons who has extensive experience and success performing robotic colon cancer surgery through his practice in UES New York City.
Robotic surgery technology involves a surgeon console to control the movements of robotic arms and small surgical instruments. Tiny cameras are inserted through small incisions to transmit 3D, high-definition images onto digital screens. This closeup view of the surgical area is preferrable, and the small instruments are able to maneuver easier within confined areas. During the procedure, Dr. Alden controls every movement of the robotic arms and instruments, but has improved precision and endurance to complete a successful surgery.
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Surgery
There are many benefits of choosing robotic surgery for your colorectal cancer treatment. Most cases of colon cancer will require surgical removal of parts of the rectum and colon, as well as polyps or tumors. Unlike open surgery, which requires a large incision to access the abdominal cavity, robotic colon surgery only uses small incisions to allow the miniature surgical instruments to access the abdomen. This reduces damage to tissue surrounding the colon for less pain and a quicker recovery.
Minimally invasive robotic surgery is an effective first-line treatment for colorectal cancer. Most of Dr. Alden’s patients are able to reduce their hospital stay to 24-48 hours after their surgery, and there are fewer risks of bleeding or infection. Since patients recover quicker, they can begin other phases of their colon cancer treatment sooner, giving them a better chance of successful therapy.
Hearing the diagnosis of colon cancer can be frightening, but there are many advances that have been made in treatment. Dr. Dmitri Alden is one of the most respected oncological surgeons in the U.S., and a world class physician who utilizes cutting-edge cancer treatments for his patients. To schedule a colorectal cancer treatment consultation with Dr. Alden, contact our medical center in Manhattan to book your appointment.