Robotic Sigmoid Colectomy

This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System.  By overcoming the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, the da Vinci is revolutionizing colorectal surgery.During this surgery, Doctor Somashekhar will remove the affected part of the colon and then join together the remaining healthy sections of the bowel. This reconnection is known as an anastomosis. Surgery on the right colon (ascending) is called a right colectomy; surgery on the left colon (descending) is a left colectomy; and surgery on the sigmoid colon (lower left colon just before the rectum) is called a sigmoid colectomy. Not narrated, no PPT's  11:28