Robotic Colorectal Surgery
Understand your colorectal surgery options.
Robotic Colorectal Program
Dr. Hadi Najafian is trained in Robotic colorectal surgery and is one of only a fewsurgeons in Arizona that has done the most robotic cases since 2016. In fact, because of his excellent results and ability to perform all types of procedures robotically, he hasbeen requested to do training courses and proctoring othe surgeons across the country.
Dr. Najafian is one of the first few colorectal surgeons in Arizona that started using robotics at its early stages in 2016. Dr.Najafian is able to complete more than 95% of his cases fully robotically. He is the director of the only program in Arizona with Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Center of Excellence in Colon and Rectal Surgery at St. Joes-Westgate Hospital.
During a robotic colectomy, surgeon removes diseased portions of the colon and rectum. A robotic approach provides great control and excellent visualization for the surgeon making it a superior approach compared to laparoscopic surgery. The procedure provides meticulous dissection and less bleeding and faster healing. Robotic surgery can be completed with a few tiny incisions, rather than the one long incision used in traditional open colon surgery.
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex colon and rectal cancer surgery, diverticulitis, Crohns and Ulcerative colitis diseases, which had been extremely challenging, in a minimally invasive manner.
The robot provides improved visualization of the surgical site through 3D magnification, enhanced dexterity for manipulation and dissection of tissue, and greater precision.
The robotic procedure allows surgeons to finely dissect cancers of the rectum while possibly reducing nerve injury.
A recent study has shown that surgeries using the robot are less likely to require conversion to an open procedure than colorectal procedures performed laparoscopically. The benefits to the patient also include:
- Reduced pain and trauma to the body
- Less blood loss
- Less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to work
- Less scarring
- A more precise surgery
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you. Please see link for further details on robotic colorectal surgery.