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Robotic Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery
Changes in your diet can sometimes help with gallbladder symptoms. But doctors often recommend removing the gallbladder to eliminate severe symptoms. Fortunately, the gallbladder is an organ that you can live without. Surgery to remove your gallbladder is known as a cholecystectomy. It is a very common procedure, especially in Western countries; there are about 700,000 cholecystectomies performed each year in the United States alone.
If the gallbladder is removed using open surgery, the surgeon must make a long incision (5-8 inches) to access the gallbladder. This may cause more pain and a greater risk of complications. Today, most patients have their gallbladder removed with minimally invasive surgery.
Your doctor may recommend laparoscopic surgery to remove your gallbladder. It is minimally invasive, which means the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one long incision. Tiny instruments and a small camera are used to access and remove the gallbladder.
Now, there is an even more advanced minimally invasive option designed to overcome the limits of traditional surgery – Single-Site da Vinci® Surgery.
Single-Site da Vinci® Gallbladder Surgery
Single-Site da Vinci Surgery is minimally invasive, performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology. Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery experience virtually scarless results. That’s because the surgeon operates through a single, one-inch incision deep in the patient’s navel (belly button). After a fast recovery, the scar is almost impossible to see. This advancement in minimally invasive robotic surgery continues to offer patients the traditional benefits of better outcomes, less pain and a faster recovery with the added benefits of a barely visible scar and fewer incisions.
The da Vinci System is a robotic surgical platform that provides surgeons with 3D-HD visualization that allows for enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. During the entire procedure, your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System.
To read more about Single-Site da Vinci Surgery for Gallbladder Disease (Cholecystectomy), please visit http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-general-surgery/da-vinci-procedures/cholecystectomy.php
To schedule an appointment with a surgeon at EHMC performing single site gallbladder surgery, please call 201-608-2800.