Using Single-Site™ robotic instruments, surgeons are able to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) with only one incision, which is approximately one inch. Unlike traditional laparoscopic surgeries requiring three to five small incisions, this new technology allows for a single incision in the belly button where instruments are placed and through which the diseased gallbladder is removed. A cholecystectomy also can be performed as a multi-port robotic procedure.
Through robotic-assisted visualization, dexterity, precision and control, a surgeon can perform a wide array of procedures through small, 1–2 cm incisions. During an operation, the surgeon sits at a console in the surgical suite and directs the robotic arms to perform the surgery. The robot seamlessly and directly translates the surgeon’s natural hand, wrist and finger movements from controls at the console to the surgical instruments inside the patient.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
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