If you need a partial or total colectomy, you want a surgical team with lots of experience. Colectomy surgery is complicated, and it can cause long-term changes in bowel function.
Scripps colon and rectal surgeons are experts in their field. They’ve helped thousands of people overcome debilitating or life-threatening gastrointestinal conditions. And whenever possible, they use the latest minimally invasive techniques, including robotic colectomy.
For many people, the benefits of colectomy outweigh the challenges. It can significantly improve quality of life for people with painful digestive disorders, and it’s a life-saving treatment for colon cancer.
But before you have surgery, it’s important to understand what to expect before, during and after your procedure. Learn more about colectomy, including why it’s performed and what types are available.
Hundreds of people across San Diego County have had robotic colectomy at Scripps. Learn more about this minimally invasive alternative to open surgery.
Robotic colectomy surgery may not be appropriate for all patients. Talk to your surgeon about all your treatment options, including the risks and benefits of each.
If you’re a candidate for minimally invasive colectomy and prefer a robotic approach, you’ll find unmatched expertise at Scripps.
Our robotic surgeons are some of the most experienced in San Diego. With more than a decade’s experience using the da Vinci Surgical System, they’ve performed hundreds of robot-assisted colectomies.
Equally important, our surgeons are required to undergo continuous, highly specialized training in robot-assisted techniques. If you’re planning to have robotic colectomy surgery at Scripps, you can count on us to provide care that is both safe and effective.