There are many different diseases and conditions that affect the colon and the gastrointestinal tract. Common diseases include colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis. Patients in Apple Valley and Victorville who suffer from these conditions often feel uncomfortable, as there is significant chronic pain as well as other many other inconvenient symptoms associated with these diseases. In order to provide patients with the highest quality of life, Elijah Mobley M.D. often recommends surgery.
The following procedures typically require a traditional open technique, but using state-of-the-art technology Dr. Mobley can complete most of these surgeries using a minimally-invasive approach. The da Vinci® Surgical System makes this possible. The da Vinci® system is a robotic assistant tool that allows Dr. Mobley to use greater care and precision to complete the colorectal operation using only a small incision no larger than 2 cm wide.
He can perform the following surgeries with the help of the da Vinci® system: