Laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery
Modern Surgery for severe bowel conditions such as diverticular disease or colorectal cancer
less disability, less pain, less surgery, less complications and less time off work resulting in money savings for the patients, for our health system and our society.
Diverticular Disease Surgery - key-hole surgery
In my private practice I am able to do the surgery keyhole and most of the time avoid a colostomy. This means a week in hospital recovering comfortably, and back to work in a couple of weeks with a very low incidence of wound complications and less time off work.
My patient in the picture above is 130 kg (morbidly obese) and he was admitted in hospital with perforated diverticulitis. He underwent keyhole surgery (anterior resection) to remove a segment of diseased colon, recovered quickly and was discharged a week later and without a colostomy.
Diverticular Disease Surgery - open surgery
I rarely do open surgery in my practice.