COLON & RECTAL Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hudson Valley Surgical Group utilizes Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques for many diseases of the gastrointestinal system including diverticulitis and colon and rectal cancers.  MIS enables surgeons to complete the surgery faster and more precisely than ever before. This is a welcomed surprise to many patients who are unaware that minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery is available.  This allows patients to return to their diet faster with no use of a nasal NG tube and they are able to preserve function.

Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal

As a team, Hudson Valley Surgical Group has access to the networks required to expedite cancer prognosis and pre-surgical work-up.  Diseases of the colon, benign & malignant, once required open surgery with a large incision, resulting in a difficult, long and painful recovery time for patients. Now, when appropriate. The first step Hudson Valley Surgeons take is a full evaluation and risk-assessment catered to each patient leveraging selective imaging apparatus.  The evaluation will also include genetic tests to identify high-risks issues and will help determine a custom approach to each patient.  In some cases that may require the introduction of an Oncologist prior to surgery.

Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Advance Techniques

The MI Surgeons of HVSG are the experts in laparoscopic, MI colon surgery which can be performed laparoscopically or with the da Vinci robot. This advanced technique involves a series of four to five smaller incisions (allowing for placement of the minimally invasive instruments), instead of one large incision to perform the colon and rectal surgery. This powerful new technology enables surgeons to complete the surgery faster and more precisely than ever before.

Colon & Rectal Patient Issues

The most common MIS colon & rectal procedures include colon removal for diverticular disease and malignant disease.  Over 90% of the 600+ colon & rectal surgery cases completed by Hudson Valley Surgical have been done laparoscopically.  Colon or Rectal cancer follow-up is supported with radiation, neoadjuvant, chemotherapy and dietary guidance. 

For those with diverticulitis, the focus is to hone on specific issue and the minimal use of surgery with limited recessions based on your particular diseased area which will limit long-term colon issues. 

Some patients may suffer from Lynch Syndrome Colon Cancer and need to be treated with a different approach.  The team will check biopsies for MHC markers which typically show in younger patients that are more prone to cancers.  Those with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are also more prone to cancer.  All outcomes of these will require a custom tailored treatment plan and will also determine best type of surgical solution (traditional open, laparoscopic, or robotic).

Patient Benefits to Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Less risk for wound infections  Colon & Rectal surgery wound infections and complications have significantly decreased with far less blood loss and less trauma to the body.
  • Less scarring  MI colon & rectal surgeries require small incisions resulting in less noticeable scars.
  • Less anesthesia  MI colon & rectal surgeries are ideal for patients with sensitivity to anesthesia.
  • Decrease surgery time  Superior and precise technology have decreased colon & rectal surgery time.
  • Less pain  MI colon & rectal surgeries result in less post-operative pain.
  • Faster recovery/Shorter hospital stay  You will go home sooner!
If you are experiencing discomfort or pain in your abdomen area or any noticeable change in your bowel habits please consult your physician immediately or make an appointment.

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Hudson Valley Surgical Group
777 N. Broadway, Suite 204, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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Hudson Valley Surgical Group provides the latest in Minimally Invasive Surgery utilizing the most advanced laparoscopic technology available. Hudson Valley Surgical Group is the leader in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques. Built on the combined strengths of three prominent board-certified surgeons: Robert Raniolo, MD, FACS and Har Chi Lau, MD, FACS -- who both have the distinction of being selected as two of Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in America; and Michael Weitzen, DO, ABOS, Hudson Valley Surgical Group specializes in their distinctive quality-of-life surgical approach that shortens recovery times and has less pain for patients.