People who need gastrointestinal (GI) surgery can have a quicker recovery and faster return to normal activities with da Vinci robotic surgery. At Loma Linda University Health, our surgeons do the following GI procedures via robotic surgery:

  • Hernia repair
  • Lower anterior resection (removal of the rectum usually due to rectal cancer)
  • Colectomy (removal of the large intestine usually due to cancer)
  • Rectopexy (for rectal/pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Gastrectomy (removal of all or part of the stomach usually due to cancer)

Our surgeons do more robotic surgeries each year than any other teaching hospital west of the Mississippi. We specialize in caring for the whole person, not just a diagnosis. Patients have better outcomes because they have a: 

  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to daily activities
  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of unwanted side effects
"Loma Linda had the only doctors that he (my doctor) would recommend for me to see which is the best that happened to me. I would send my friends to Loma Linda in a heartbeat."