Robotic Low Anterior Resection (LAR)

Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Robotic low anterior resection (LAR) is used to surgically treat tumors in the upper part of the rectum, where it joins the colon. In this procedure, part or all of the rectum is removed and the colon is then surgically reattached to the remaining rectum or anus. The robotic approach is proving well-suited to low anterior resection, since the excellent visualization and precise control provided the da Vinci Si surgical robot can help facilitate the complex dissection and suturing of tissue involved in this procedure.

Robotic Low Anterior Resection at NYULMC

The GI/hepatobiliary surgical oncologists at NYU Langone Medical Center are among the first in the New York area to use the da Vinci robot for these applications, and are developing a comprehensive minimally-invasive and robotic program to treat all gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.

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