• Robotics Colon Surgery

    Asked by Hellbent on Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Robotics Colon Surgery

    Has anyone had robotics colon surgery? If so, what were your experiences? Curious, why more people aren't going this route versus traditional colon surgery? Until we have initial consultations with doctors this week, we aren't sure if my husband diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer that has spread to his liver (one single tumor) is a potential candidate or not. In any case, I'm in the process of searching for doctors that perform this (DaVinci) surgery in the New Jersey, Philadelphia or NYC areas.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • IronMom45's Avatar

      Hello I don't know about use of the davinci for colon and I apologize if my answer is unwanted. My experience with the davinci was a negative one. My davinci hysterectomy was convertered to an open procedure just before finish. Davinci pain from the various insertion sites lingers more than my two open procedures just after the davinci, 4 months ago. Drs believe the ongoing pain is from how the davinci was inserted into my abdomen and manipulated during the procedure caused adhesions. There are others on this site I've read have ongoing issues related to davinci. Suppose many work out well but never again for me or anyone in my family.

      over 6 years ago
    • Shanti's Avatar

      My robotic experience, 1/2013, at Moffett Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida was a success. No problems during or after surgery.

      over 6 years ago
    • zubsha's Avatar

      I had robotic sigmoidectomy and it was amazing how fast I got better I was back at the gym one week to the day after the surgery My sister's surgery was an open procedure and she was in agony for almost 6 weeks.
      Robotic surgery cannot be done if the patient is obese or depending where the tumor is so it isn't for everyone but it is great option for those who qualify

      over 6 years ago

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