Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robot-Assisted Surgery

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Medical Intel Podcast from Washington Hospital Center - Advancements in healthcare that could make a difference for you and your family.

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Just a few years ago, surgical treatment for colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis could prove to be very disruptive for the patient, involving a large incision, prolonged hospital stay, and a slow recovery.

Today, we use robot assisted surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes. The robot allows us to approach even complex procedures in a fashion that offers more patients the benefits of minimally invasive surgery: smaller incisions, less discomfort and a faster recovery.

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery at MedStar Washington, call


As heard on WTOP Radio:

James Fitzgerald, MD
Colorectal Surgeon



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