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