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Gallbladder (Single Site Cholecystectomy)

To control or eliminate severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder (cholesystectomy). Fortunately, the gallbladder is an organ that you can live without.

If you’ve been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci® Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is minimally invasive - performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology.

Illustration of three types of surgery, traditional open surgery vs. Laparoscopy vs. da Vinci surgery

Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci® Surgery at Holy Cross experience virtually scar-less results. That’s because the surgeon operates through only one small incision in the navel (belly button). After a fast recovery, the scar is almost impossible to see.

Single-Site da Vinci® Surgery offers patients the following potential benefits:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Fast recovery
  • Short hospital stay
  • High patient satisfaction

This procedure is performed at Holy Cross using the da Vinci® Surgical System. da Vinci® is a state-of-the-art robotic surgical platform that translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of instruments inside your body. da Vinci’s vision system provides your surgeon with 3D-HD visualization allowing for enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. During the entire procedure, your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci® System.

Compared to manual single-port (access) laparoscopy, da Vinci® surgeons have improved precision, control, better ergonomics and greater access. These advantages allow your surgeon to perform the most precise and comprehensive single-incision surgery available today.

As with any surgery, the above benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While robotic, single-site gallbladder surgery (cholesystectomy) using the da Vinci® Surgical System is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

To contact a physician who performs minimally invasive robotic gallbladder surgery, call 866-442-3627 or view the following profile(s) for physician contact information:

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da Vinci® Surgical System

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