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Gallbladder Surgery

To control or eliminate severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder. 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. It is minimally invasive - performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology.

Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery experience virtually scarless 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.

Dr. Samana Zulu
Dr. Samana Zulu

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 using theda 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.

Surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits. This information can help you make the best decision for your situation.

For more information about single site robotic surgery or to schedule an appointment call us at  (706) 651- 3330.

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