However, there are also many benign conditions which occasionally result in surgical intervention. These include large polyps which cannot be removed with the colonoscope and recurrent diverticulitis or diverticular disease. Both of these conditions can result in the need for surgical removal of a section of the colon or rectum. Traditionally, this has been done with a large incision resulting in a prolonged recovery time and significant discomfort. Our surgeons have done many of these procedures through the laparoscope resulting in a shorter hospital stay, less pain and discomfort and a faster return to unrestricted activity with excellent results. This has become our preferred approach to colorectal surgery and has been met with increased patient satisfaction. . Most recently, they have been trained in the Da Vinci robotic resections and now offer this technique as an option.