Depending on the type and stage of cancer, Dr. Elijah Mobley has several options for minimally-invasive cancer removal procedures. As a general surgeon, Dr. Elijah Mobley works with cancer patients from across Los Angeles County in order to help them treat and manage their condition. He often recommends robotic surgery to San Dimas patients who qualify for the procedures. There are three different types of da Vinci cancer removal surgical procedures available. Dr. Elijah Mobley often recommends these minimally-invasive procedures whenever possible, as they prove to be the least inconvenient for the patient as well as the most effective in removing the cancer.
ColectomyDuring the colectomy surgery, the cancerous part of the colon is removed. This is an effective way to begin colon cancer treatment. Previously, patients had to undergo an open surgery in order to complete it. Now, the da Vinci Surgical System allows Dr. Elijah Mobley to complete this procedure using the most minimally-invasive techniques available. Using specialized tools and a robotic surgery assistant, Dr. Elijah Mobley can remove a specific part of the colon with the least disruption to the rest of the patient’s body.
Low Anterior ResectionThis surgery is designed to treat rectal cancer. The da Vinci low anterior resection surgery removes the portion of the rectum that is affected by cancer. While a part of the rectum is removed, Dr. Elijah Mobley is able to preserve the patient’s anus.
Utilizing minimally-invasive techniques and the most advanced surgical tools available, Dr. Elijah Mobley can reattach the colon to the rectum after the diseased portion is removed. This allows the patient to continue to move their bowels and avoid a colostomy bag after the operation.
Abdominoperineal ResectionThis surgical procedure also treats rectal cancer, but it is designed for patients who have a more advanced stage of the disease. The entire rectum must be removed during this surgery, which means that the patient will have to use a colostomy bag after the operation.
The da Vinci abdominoperineal resection allows Dr. Elijah Mobley to make expert adjustments and use more dexterity during the operation. The 3D cameras and state-of-the-art surgical instruments improve the results for most patients, who find that this operation provides them with excellent control of their cancer.
When a person receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s a life changing moment. Dr. Elijah Mobley is not only there for his patients in order to provide them with medical advice, but he truly walks with them on their journey to recovery. He believes that the da Vinci Surgical System has improved cancer removal options by leaps and bounds, as it allows surgeons to, specifically, target cancer cells and expertly remove them from the body. While surgery is often only one component of a cancer treatment plan, it’s important to find the best surgical option available in order to kick-start beating the disease. To find out more information about the da Vinci Surgical System and how it can benefit patients with cancer, set up a consultation appointment today with Dr. Elijah Mobley.