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Colon and Rectal Surgery in Kansas City

We believe that colorectal surgery should be precise, state-of-the-art, and minimally invasive. We are robotically trained in the da Vinci Surgical System and have received the Center of Excellence designation for colon surgery from Menorah Hospital. In fact, we are the robotic experts, training other surgeons across the US on how to use this system. The system is designed to facilitate surgery using a minimally invasive approach. It is controlled by our surgeons from a console through a small incision. Instead of a large incision accompanied by significant post-surgical pain and lengthy recovery. 

The da Vinci Surgical System is comprised of 3 components: surgeon console, patient-side cart, and vision cart.

  • Surgeon Console – This is where the surgeon sits during the procedure, has a crystal-clear 3DHD view of the patient’s anatomy, and controls the instruments. The tiny instruments are “wristed” and move like a human hand, but with a far greater range of motion.
  • Patient-Side Cart – This is positioned near the patient on the operating table. It is where the instruments used during the operation move in real-time response to the surgeon’s hand movements.
  • Vision Cart – This provides communication between the components of the system and a screen for the care team to view the operation.

Robotic-assisted colorectal procedures include colon resection surgery, rectal resection surgery, and rectopexy.

Benefits of da Vinci Surgical System

The da Vinci method offers numerous benefits:

  • Shorter hospital stay (2-3 vs. 7-10 days)
  • Faster recovery: less pain and body trauma
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Improved healing and less scarring

Important Safety Information

Patients should talk to our surgeons to decide if da Vinci® surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options and associated risks to make an informed decision. 

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci surgery, up to and including death. Serious risks include, but are not limited to, injury to tissues and organs and conversion to other surgical techniques, which could result in a longer operative time and/or increased complications. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to 

Individuals’ outcomes may depend on many factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics, and/or surgeon experience.

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Gladstone Office

6060 North Oak Trafficway
Suite 101
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Leawood Office

4370 W 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Overland Park Office

10100 W 87th St.
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Independence Office

19550 E 39th St
Suite 320
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Lee’s Summit

1980 SE Blue Parkway
Suite 2330
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 941-0800