Robotic Surgery Specialist

Boca Care Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County

Avraham Belizon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon and Rectal Surgeon & Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Boca Raton, FL

If you need surgery to treat a condition like diverticulitis or colon cancer, you can rely on the expertise of minimally invasive surgical specialist Avraham Belizon, MD, FACS, FASCRS. At Boca Care Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County, Dr. Belizon uses the da Vinci® Surgical System to remove diseased tissue or make structural repairs without causing unnecessary trauma to your body. Learn more about the benefits of da Vinci robotic surgery by scheduling a consultation online or calling the office in Boca Raton, Florida, today.

Robotic Surgery Q&A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that uses specialized tools and technology to make repairs or remove diseased tissue.

Dr. Belizon uses the da Vinci robotic system for colon and rectal surgeries. This advanced system features a computer console that allows him to control specialized instruments attached to robotic arms while performing surgery.

These instruments also have an attached high-definition, 3D magnifying camera that provides Dr. Belizon with a view of the surgical site by sending real-time images to a monitor. He only needs to make small incisions to access the area of treatment to minimize your risk for bleeding and other complications.

What conditions can be treated with robotic surgery?

As a skilled robotic surgeon, Dr. Belizon can use the da Vinci robotic surgery to treat a variety of colon and rectal conditions, including:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence

Dr. Belizon also uses minimally invasive, robotic surgical techniques to remove polyps and diseased tissue when treating rectal and colon cancer.

To determine if you’re a candidate for treatment with robotic surgery, Dr. Belizon first evaluates your medical history and existing health to ensure you can tolerate anesthesia and the surgical procedure. He may recommend other options to treat your condition before recommending surgery.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Because robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Belizon only needs to make small incisions around the surgical site. Through these incisions, he can remove tissue and make necessary repairs without damaging nearby structures.

This means you can expect to heal faster than you might with the larger incisions used in traditional open surgery. In addition, you won’t need to spend as much time in the hospital, and your risk for scarring is minimal.

Robotic surgery also allows Dr. Belizon to operate with a higher level of precision, reducing your risk for postsurgical complications, bleeding, and pain.

If you require surgery to treat a colon or rectal condition, learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery by calling Boca Care Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County today. You can also request an appointment through the online booking feature.