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Robotic And Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Marcus M. Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS -  - Colon and Rectal Surgeon

ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia

Marcus M. Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon and Rectal Surgeon & Hernia Surgeon located in Galveston Bay Area, Seabrook, TX

Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques, you can undergo modern da Vinci® robotic and minimally invasive surgery, which can decrease your postoperative pain and recovery time. With the help of board-certified surgeon Marcus Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS, at ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia in Seabrook, Texas, you can expect a safe and effective surgical procedure. If you know you need a colorectal surgery or would like a second opinion, schedule an evaluation online or call the office to book an appointment over the phone.

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A

Why would I need robotic or minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robotic platform or a laparoscope are modern solutions for correcting just about any type of colorectal ailment. You may need robotic or minimally invasive surgery if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hernia
  • Large colon/rectal polyps and cancers 
  • Rectal prolapse 
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis

What are the benefits of robotic and minimally invasive surgery?

ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia provides minimally invasive surgery because of its many benefits when compared to traditional open surgery. Dr. Aquino may recommend da Vinci robotic laparoscopic surgery because these minimally invasive procedures result in:

  • Less postoperative pain and quicker discharge from hospital
  • Decrease your recovery time and speed up return to work
  • Less surgical bleeding
  • Minimal surgical scarring

ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia is home to one of Galveston Bay’s few board-certified colorectal surgeons, Dr. Aquino, so you can feel confident that you’re undergoing a safe, modern procedure. 


What happens during robotic and minimally invasive surgery?

Robotic and minimally invasive surgery require you to go under general anesthesia. 

During your procedure, Dr. Aquino:

  • Makes several small incisions through which small tubes are inserted into your abdomen
  • Inflates your abdomen with gas (Carbon Dioxide) 
  • Inserts instruments to cut, seal and sew

With fingertip control of the da Vinci robot, Dr. Aquino manipulates the instruments to remove disease and make repairs as needed while watching the magnified video feed on a monitor. This allows very precise, steady surgery because of the high magnification and definition.

Which type of minimally invasive surgery is right for you depends on your diagnosis. But Dr. Aquino educates you about all possible surgical paths, so you can work together to determine which solution is best for your needs. 

ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia specializes in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Find out more information by booking an evaluation through the website or over the phone today.