"You have cancer," is likely one of the most gut-wrenching phrases you can hear from your doctor. Knowing you have an expert team on your side with the very best technology and patient care can help you focus on what matters most, beating the disease.

Craig Dellaneva, a cancer survivor and patient of Dr. Garrett Friedman, colorectal surgeon at Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists recently underwent a surgical procedure to remove cancer from his colon. Dr Friedman, a skilled and specially trained robotic surgeon performed a colectomy to remove a golf ball sized tumor using a single port robotic system at MountainView Hospital. Typically, a standard minimally-invasive surgery requires four to five small incisions but with this state-of-the-art robotic procedure there is only one small incision needed in the patient’s lower abdomen.

Robotic procedures at MountainView Hospital are performed by specially-trained surgeons. By using their medical expertise, these surgeons guide robots that enhance the precision, stability and visualization of the procedure. The robots provide a clear and steady view of the surgical field giving the physician more control. Robotic surgeries offer a number of benefits to patients including smaller incisions, less pain, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

Today, Craig is cancer free and credits Dr. Friedman for saving his life.

Dr. Friedman is currently accepting new patients at Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists. To make an appointment, call (702) 962-2300 or visit LVCSS.com.