Robotic Colorectal Surgery

TCRS is the top provider of robotic colorectal surgery in North Texas. We were the first to perform a single-site surgery in North Texas, and our certified specialists are frequently recruited to train other physicians in this breakthrough technology. Our exhaustive knowledge of robotic colorectal surgery is just one of the reasons we’re considered the best of the best.

How it works

Robotic colorectal surgery begins much like traditional laparascopic surgery. Once the patient is anesthetized, one of our certified robotic colorectal surgery specialists makes four tiny incisions, inserts trocars and inflates the abdominal cavity. The surgeon then docks the robotic unit — a four-armed device which operates a laparoscope and up to three specialized surgical instruments — into the trocars and moves to a separate console. Using a high-definition 3-D monitor and hand controls, your TCRS colorectal surgeon is then able to perform the operation with an unprecedented degree of precision and is always in complete control — the robot cannot move without instructions from the surgeon.

The da Vinci® Surgical System

As top surgeons in the field, TCRS physicians are committed to maintaining the highest standard of patient care, including the use of robotic colorectal surgery. We are proud that all of our specialists are certified to perform robotic surgery using the premier da Vinci Surgical System®, along with a few of our surgeons helping to train fellow surgeons on the da Vinci® robotic system.

Having completed over 500 colon and rectal robotic surgeries, Dr. Burleson helps to teach and train fellow surgeons on the da Vinci® robotic system. In addition, Dr. Hurley was the first surgeon in North Texas to perform a robotic low anterior resection for rectal cancer using the da Vinci System and now serves as the official on site case leader and lecturer for da Vinci Surgical System®. (Check Dr. Hurley out in action on YouTube by clicking HERE. *Please be advised these videos contain graphic content and may not be suitable for children)

This technology allows us to do the same thing we have always done but with even more precision and less pain to the patient.”

– Dr. Dale B. Burleson

With the da Vinci® Surgical System, TCRS physicians are uniquely equipped to perform complex multiple procedures, such as a colon resection at the time of hysterectomy, avoiding the traditional abdominal incision.

To learn more about TCRS and the da Vinci® Surgical System for colorectal care,
call 1-877-275-8277 or the TCRS location nearest you to get on the road to freedom.

Want more? You can also check out the our very own Dr. Jefferson Hurley performing robotic surgery with the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System by clicking HERE! 
*Please be advised these videos contain graphic content and may not be suitable for children