The gallbladder acts as a storage unit for a bile- a liquid that aids our bodies in digesting food as it enters the intestine. In most cases, gallbladder dysfunctions require surgical treatment and/or removal.
The surgical removal of the gallbladder is typically performed by inserting a laparoscope and surgical instruments through small incisions. However, some Vista surgeons are specially trained in robotic surgery to perform cholecystectomies that prove to be especially challenging.
Thanks to the new Single-Site™ capability in robotic surgery, specially trained surgeons at Vista Medical Center East can remove a diseased gallbladder through a tiny incision in the belly button that leaves the patient virtually scarless. And it only takes about an hour.
According to the American College of Surgeons, surgery is the recommended treatment for gallbladder pain from gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders. Using the single-site option is less invasive for the patient, plus Vista’s specially trained surgeons have more flexibility when they expect to encounter more complicated cases.
As the next step in the evolution of surgical technologies, Vista East is one of a select number of hospitals in metropolitan Chicago to offer this technically advanced surgery. This demonstrates Vista’s leadership in providing patients with the most up-to-date, minimally invasive surgical options.
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