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Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates Advancing the Use of the da Vinci Si Robot for Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 

March 31, 2014 --
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates Advancing the Use of the da Vinci Si Robot for Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates are now the top choice in this region for the treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, rectopexy and enterocele repair, using da Vinci Si surgical system. This minimally invasive technology is the latest evolution among all minimally invasive technologies in the field of colon and rectal surgery. The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are a highly respected colorectal surgical group in Los Angeles, California, and nationally, for their expertise in all types of colorectal procedures. All of the surgeons are certified in the use of the da Vinci Si surgical robotic technology, after having undergone training and certification.

The group is actively striving to set training criteria for surgeons entering the field of colorectal robotic surgery. The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates perform their robotic operations at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where they are instructors in the colon and rectal surgical fellowship, and in the division of colon and rectal surgery.

The da Vinci Si robotic surgery technology increases the efficiency and precision of operative procedures through advanced imaging and physical handling of tissues. Some of the most important benefits of the imaging technology include instant image referencing, and a 3-Dimensional, stereoscopic High Definition field of vision. The evaluation of the blood supply to the operative area is evaluated in part, by fluorescent vascular imaging using indocyanine green fluorescence. This area has received wide spread attention as a technique which may lower the anastomotic leak rate. This is currently under evaluation. The system also makes use of high definition cameras to receive magnified and clear views of the operative site. In addition to colon and rectal tumors, the surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are also applying this latest technology to the treatment of benign colorectal conditions such as diverticulitis, enterocele repair, and rectal prolapse.


Minimally invasive robotic surgery systems like the da Vinci Si offer many benefits to both the surgeons and their patients. The surgeons have an extra arm and mechanical wrists (the endowrist) to aid in keeping their attention forward-focused through many different ranges of motion. The operating capability of the surgeon can improve 50% by using the arm to hold different surgical instruments. The mechanical wrists can be used for holding and manipulating specialized instruments, including those for intracorporeal suturing and knot tying. The endowrist can move like a human wrist, offering an even higher range of motion. Moreover, robotic technology makes it much easier for surgeons to handle complex movements such as knot tying, suturing, and delicate resections.

Patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may prefer this technology over open procedures because of benefits such as:

  •          Decreased need for postoperative pain medications
  •          Shorter hospital stays
  •          Quicker recovery and return to work or daily activities
  •          Less postoperative pain.
  •          Improved cosmetic results

The colorectal surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Associates are excited to be able to deliver a high level of surgical efficiency, thanks to the da Vinci Si surgical system. These experts feel that this remarkable technology is the next evolution in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, as well as rectopexy, certain cases of diverticulitis and enterocele repair. They are working to standardize the hospital training and certification process for surgeons who want to use the robot.

About Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates
The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are highly respected in Los Angeles, California and nationally for their treatment of all types of colorectal diseases. Since the founding of the group in 1957, they have built a unique reputation by offering compassionate medical and surgical care, combined with focused diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Contact:
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates
Phone: (310) 273-2310

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