With da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, doctors take out your gallbladder using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site have virtually scarless results, similar to single incision traditional laparoscopy. Using da Vinci technology, surgery is performed through one incision in the belly button, which dramatically limits visible scarring. Your doctor controls the da Vinci Surgical System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Single Incision Robotic Gallbladder Removal
Transumbilical (“belly button”) entry using the da Vinci Single-Site System is an outpatient procedure that’s minimally invasive, with no visible scar. Advantages of minimally invasive procedures and this instrumentation include:
- Single incision of approximately one inch
- Safer outcomes
- Quicker recovery times
- Less pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Minimal scarring
- Enhanced surgical precision, control and stability with 3D, high-definition visualization
All surgery comes with possible risks and these risks should be discussed with your physician prior to surgery. The risks and considerations related to Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal): injury to the common bile duct (tube that carries bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine), leaking bile, inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis), retained stones in the common bile duct.