da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery
Gallstones are small, hard pellets that can form in the gallbladder, and are usually so small and painless that most people don’t even know they’re there. However, if the stones cause the gallbladder to become inflamed — known as cholecystitis — they can cause severe pain and infection, and your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder.
To learn more about da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Gallbladder Surgery or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 855-MH-DOCS1 (1-855-643-6271).
Traditional Gallbladder Removal Surgery & Recovery
Traditional gallbladder removal surgery (known as a cholecystectomy) is typically performed using a laparoscope and 3 to 5 small incisions in the abdomen. While laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, it can still lead to scarring and pain during recovery.
Why Choose da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Single-site Gallbladder Surgery?
At Middlesex Hospital, surgeons Jonathan D. Blancaflor, M.D., J. Michael Parker, M.D., and Joseph J. Robles, M.D. are using the latest technology to make this minimally invasive procedure even less invasive. Our da Vinci® Robot-Assisted Single-Site cholecystectomy procedure removes the gallbladder using just one small incision through the belly button. So the gallbladder surgery is virtually scarless — with less pain and a faster recovery time, allowing patients to get back to their lives faster.