If you have a gallbladder attack or severe symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove your gallbladder. It's an organ you can live without. Gallbladder removal is known as a cholecystectomy.
Gallbladder Surgery: Know Your Options
Gallbladder surgery can be done using open surgery (through one large incision) or minimally invasively (through a few small incisions or one belly button incision) using a Robotic Surgical System or traditional laparoscopy.
Why Robotic Surgery?
Surgeons using Robotic technology can remove your gallbladder through one small incision (cut) in your belly button using Single-Site technology, or through a few small incisions. With Robotic Single-Site patients experience virtually scarless results, like single-incision traditional laparoscopy. The robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon uses is 100% in control by the surgeon at all times. The Robotic Surgical System gives surgeons:
- A 3D HD view inside your body
- Special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
- Enhanced vision, precision and control