The surgical removal of the gall bladder is typically performed by inserting a laparoscope and surgical instruments through small incisions. However, some Vista surgeons are specially trained and experienced in robotic surgery to perform cholecystectomies that prove to be especially challenging.
Robotic surgery provides better visualization, better control of the instruments in the abdominal cavity and a full range of motion at the instrument tip. With Vista Medical Center East’s new generation robotics, specially trained surgeons at Vista have greater ease of use in performing many of these cases.
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.
This procedure requires the removal of a section of the kidney by targeting cancerous cells while preserving the rest of the organ. Robotic surgery can be used to save more kidney function, plus the minimally invasive approach means less scarring, reduced blood loss and shorter recovery time.
Robotic surgery allows the trained surgeon to do a partial nephrectomy without making a large incision. In certain cases, it also can be preferable over standard laparoscopic surgery to help save part of the kidney.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome, and all surgeries involve the risk of major complications.
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