About Rectal Cancer
Rectum is an organ hidden deep in the pelvis (hip bone). Conventional open rectal cancer surgery is difficult due to poor visibility (see image). However, robotic & laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery gives better quality vision to the surgeon. A laparoscopically skilled cancer surgeon can operate using laparoscopy giving superior results to a rectal cancer patient. With laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery, the trauma is much less and that makes the treatment more acceptable to the patient.Robotic surgery is more advanced form of laparoscopy making it easier to perform more complex surgeries, especially for those tumors lying very low in the rectum and after chemo-radiotherapy. Robotic surgery makes it possible to preserve anus in more number of patients.