Medical Services

Single-Site daVinci Gallbladder Removal



Traditional multi-port gallbladder removal surgery usually requires several small incisions across the abdomen, often leaving small scars, but now with daVinci’s latest technology scars are no longer visible.

During a minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical system, the robotic arms are attached to surgical equipment. These arms are precisely controlled by the surgeon who is seated at a console several feet away from the patient. Using the console, the surgeon is able to visualize the patient and the procedure via a high-definition 3-D image. As surgery begins, the robotic arms enter through a single-incision in the body, about one inch in diameter. In the case of a gallbladder removal, the incision is made at the patient’s belly button. This method provides various patient benefits including minimal scarring, less bleeding, quicker recovery times and a shorter stay in the hospital.