Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery in Sydney

What is Robotic Surgery?

Surgery that is assisted by the use of precise robotic tools.

What is it Used For?

Many types of colorectal surgery requiring high precision


Contact us to make an appointment and discuss whether robotic surgery is suitable for you.

About Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Robotic surgery offers a different platform for doing the same operations that laparoscopic surgeons have been perfecting for years. The surgeon is in complete control of the instruments, but has augmented abilities and dexterity provided by the robotic equipment.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery

  • Much clearer view of the operating area
  • Better instruments with multiple joints and points of articulation
  • More precision possible

Robotic surgery can make cases possible that would otherwise be too difficult to perform laparoscopically.

Robotic Surgery at Southern Colorectal

Southern Colorectal has fully embraced the use of robotic surgery where it is indicated. We have been providing robot assisted bowel and rectal surgery to the Shire area for some time.

Dr Kariappa is highly trained and experienced with the da Vinci Xi system, and uses it regularly to perform complex colorectal surgery in southern Sydney.

Dr Sanjay Kariappa performing a robotic colorectal procedure