Colorectal Cancer Surgery in New York
Advances in minimally invasive technologies and surgical techniques—such as robot assisted surgery—have changed the way many colorectal problems are treated today. The da Vinci robots at Northern Westchester Hospital are tremendously sophisticated and precise surgical tools used by specially trained surgeons to enhance their skills.
da Vinci Surgery
If your doctor recommends colorectal surgery, ask about minimally invasive da Vinci Robotic Surgery. State-of-the-art robot assisted surgery requires just a few tiny incisions so you can recover quickly, move on to additional treatment if needed, and get back to your life. Ask your doctor if robotic surgery is right for you.
Colorectal cancer usually starts in the glands of the colon or rectum lining as non-cancerous (benign) polyps and slowly develops into cancer. Colorectal cancer symptoms may include blood in the stool, changes in bowel habits, pelvic pain, narrow stools, and unexplained weight loss.
Our cancer patients benefit from the comprehensive and sophisticated care provided by our Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center.
For rectal cancer, surgeons typically perform low anterior resection (LAR) to connect the rectum to the colon after removing the cancer. An abdominoperineal resection (APR) may also be performed if the rectal cancer is located too close to the anus.
Approximately 85% of surgeries for colon, gastric, and biliary conditions at NWH are performed laparoscopically. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology. Our HD operating room is equipped with high definition (HD) monitors for better visualization. This dedicated HD operating room is used exclusively for all minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, including weight loss surgery, colorectal surgeries and colorectal cancer. For colorectal cancer, personalized follow-up care is provided in our state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center.
Applying the Latest Science to Cancer Treatment
Northern Westchester Hospital's active Clinical Trials Program gives patents access to potential medical advancements.
NWH partners with Avida Labs to preserve cancer tissue for availability for emerging treatments.
See Our Approach to Cancer Treatment to learn about clinical trials and cancer tissue preservation at NWH.