Those of you who have experienced gallbladder pain know there are few things more excruciating. Patients who have frequent gallbladder pain often opt to undergo gallbladder surgery to avoid another painful episode. Gallstones—crystalline formations made up of cholesterol and other components of bile made by the liver to digest fat, affect nearly 25 million Americans, and studies show that one million new cases of gallbladder stones are diagnosed each year. Thanks to the population’s overindulgence in refined sugars and fatty foods, that number is expected to grow even higher.
Prior to the inception of minimally invasion surgery, gallbladder operations were major procedures that required the surgeon to make a five- to seven-inch incision across the abdomen. It was often six weeks before a patient could resume normal activities, and post surgery required a four day hospital stay.
Today, patients have the option of the single site robotic surgery with the da Vinci Robotic System. With da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, your gallbladder is removed through a single small incision in your belly button similar to traditional single-port laparoscopy. Patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site Surgery experience virtually scarless results, and a much higher patient satisfaction than those with other types of gallbladder surgery. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system coupled with flexible Single-Site instruments. These features enable your doctor to operate with enhanced vision and precision.
To talk to Dr. Johnson about learning more about a gallbladder single site robotic surgery, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his clinic at (702) 369-7152.