Robotic surgery provides surgeons with advanced capabilities — and gallbladder surgery is just one of the areas in which it can be utilized.
Robotic surgery is on the cutting edge of medical technology. Many surgeries are now safer and more effective due to robotic surgery. Gallbladder surgery is one type of common surgery that has been improved with robotic technology. Most people have heard of the gallbladder but are not exactly sure what it is or what it does. The gallbladder is located below the liver. This organ is shaped like a pear and helps your body to digest fat. The gallbladder can become inflamed, infected, or blocked. A gallstone is a common blockage. Nearly 15 percent of Americans are affected by gallbladder disease.
Your gallbladder may need to be removed via a surgery called a cholecystectomy. This can be done as a Single-Site surgery. Only one incision in the belly button is made for this surgery. The da Vinci surgical system utilizes high definition 3D vision and a view that is magnified 10 times. A highly qualified surgeon will control the system which will make precise movements to manipulate instruments inside the body. The robotic da Vinci system has been used throughout the world to make gallbladder surgery more precise, efficient, and effective.
Benefits of Robotic Gallbladder Surgery
- Less scarring
- Reduced pain
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- High patient satisfaction
St. Petersburg General Hospital offers da Vinci robotic surgery as an option for your gallbladder disease treatment. As with any surgery there are risks and complications to discuss with your doctor. Make an appointment or call our free Consult-A-Nurse service to find out if you may be a candidate for robotic gallbladder surgery.