If you have severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery
to remove your gallbladder. It's an organ that, if necessary, you
can live without. Gallbladder removal is known as a cholecystectomy. It
can be performed using open surgery through a large incision or with minimally
invasive surgery (laparoscopy).
With traditional laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery, surgeons operate
through a few small incisions.
The robot system features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system
coupled with flexible instruments. These features enable your doctor to
operate with enhanced vision and precision.
The Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery
Robot-assisted cholecystectomy offers the following potential benefits,
similar to single-incision laparoscopy:
- Low rate of major complications
- Low blood loss
- Low rate of wound infection
- Short hospital stay
- Virtually scarless surgery
- Minimal pain
Is Robot-Assisted Surgery Right For You?
Talk to your doctor to find out if surgery with the robot surgical system
is right for you. Need a doctor?
Find a doctor online or call our free physician referral service at 310-517-4700.
Meet The Robotics Team
Surgeons transforming the operating room