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Giving cancer the robotic treatment

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Surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer. Centegra offers the latest innovation in cancer surgery with its da Vinci® Surgery System.

One of the physicians trained in using the da Vinci robot is Alexandra B. Roginsky, MD, a board-certified general surgeon. She has been using the robot for minimally invasive surgeries since 2009.

The system—in which the physician operates the robot’s many tools while viewing the surgical site from a monitor— allows for precise, delicate movements that would be difficult or even impossible to do with the human hand.

The robot can be used to treat cancers of the colon and rectum. For the patient, potential advantages of undergoing colon or rectal surgery with the da Vinci system include:

  • Reduced blood loss
  • Quicker return to bowel function
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer of the colon or rectum, ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of robotic surgery.

Watch videos of the da Vinci Surgical System at Centegra Robotic Surgery. See the system at work and learn how Centegra’s surgeons are putting it to use.