Colorectal cancer is the most common gastrointestinal cancer. The specific robotic procedure used to treat colorectal cancer depends on the location of the tumor. If the cancer occurs in the ascending colon (up the right side of the lower abdomen), a robotic removal of the “right” portion of the colon (hemicolectomy) will be performed, in which the diseased portion is surgically removed and the rest of the colon is closed. If the tumor is in the descending colon (down the left side of the abdomen), a similar procedure is done on the ‘left’ side of the colon. For tumors in the middle of the colon (transverse colon) a robotic transverse colon resection is done.
With the assistance of the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, the latest evolution in robotics technology, surgeons can perform a minimally invasive robotic colon resection with unmatched precision and control. The 3D, high-definition image of the operating field provided by the da Vinci facilitates the visualization of tissue in difficult locations such as the deep pelvis, allowing for more precise dissections and suturing.
da Vinci colon resection surgery, which is offered at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, provides patients many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
Omar Kudsi, MD, specializes in a full range of laparoscopic and minimal invasive procedures, including robotics surgery. Dr. Kudsi attended the University of Aleppo in Syria and was an exchange student at Harvard Medical School during his last year there. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and also received a diploma in laparoscopic surgery from Strasbourg University in France, where he was a visiting Fellow.
He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He also completed a fellowship from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in tissue engineering and surgical research. He completed his residency in general surgery at Lankenau Medical Center, an affiliate of Jefferson Medical College, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kudsi joined Park Surgical Associates, located in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 2012.
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Omar Kudsi, MD
1 Pearl Street, Suite 2700
Brockton, MA 02301