Cancer is a deadly disease, and for years medical and technological advancements have helped doctors treat cancer, giving life and hope to millions of people dealing with it. Medical advancements have been improving with growing technology allowing doctors to manage cancer, with more accurate results and less invasive treatment.
With all kinds of cancers now being treated with advanced treatment, it’s possible to treat deadly cancers like colorectal cancer. Earlier, treating colorectal cancer with traditional surgery was not that effective and left patients with a long recovery period; however, with advanced and modern surgery methods, it’s now possible to approach treatment with a patient-centric approach and faster recovery. Let’s look at advancements in surgical techniques for colorectal cancer treatment.
Robotic-assisted surgery has advanced the traditional surgery method allowing skilled doctors to control the robot system and helping them perform surgery with precision. The robotic machine is installed with a high-definition miniature camera that allows for clear visuals of the affected area. One of the benefits of the surgery is that it makes small incisions, resulting in fewer scars, pain and faster recovery. Doctors can even treat cancer in hard-to-reach areas.
Many patient stories state that the advanced surgery option is better with fewer incisions, scars, faster recovery and reduced hospital stays. Moreover, with robotic-assisted surgery, it’s possible to completely cure cancer, giving patients a cancer-free future.
The future of robotic surgery looks bright as technology advances. There are going to be improvements in precision, visualisation and other better features included.
Laparoscopic Colon Resection Surgery
Laparoscopic colon resection surgery has emerged as an effective solution for harsh traditional surgeries with scars, hospital stays and large incisions. In this surgery, the doctors make a small incision near the tumour to remove the affected lymph nodes and cells. There are many benefits of laparoscopic surgery, like no postoperative pain, no scars, no large incisions, and no longer hospital stays. The surgery not only improves the treatment method but also the quality of life of the patient.
Rectal Cancer Surgery
The main aim of the surgery is to remove as many cancer cells as possible to lower the risk of recurrence. When the cancer cells have attacked 20 cm from the colon, it is called rectal cancer, which is removed with the surgery method in combination with other advanced surgeries. Doctors try to preserve the rectal functions using a tailored approach to improve the quality of life and increase the survival rate.
This approach is useful in removing small tumours. The surgery can be tailored based on the patient’s tumour condition, stage and location, based on which the cancer is treated. With Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), doctors can remove tumours preserving other cells and tissues. This approach is useful for stage 1 rectal cancer. Transanal approaches lead to success, less pain and faster recovery.
These are some advancements in colorectal cancer treatment, but we can’t ignore the importance of imaging and navigation systems as they help in providing crucial data during the surgery, and provide guidance and assistance to surgeons. They are part of the advanced methods and surgeries that doctors have been using to treat colorectal cancer. Details like tumour size, location, and surrounding areas’ condition are provided by this system. It uses machines like CT, MRI and real-time detection.
Treating colorectal cancer is now much better with advanced technologies and treatments providing patients hope that they can be cured and have a life ahead. From robotic surgery to laparoscopic surgery, the medical field has advanced and now different types of colorectal cancer can be treated with less invasive methods. The future seems to be bright for improvements in surgical methods. With continued work and technology, surgical methods continue to improve towards better health and well-being.