In traditional open surgery, the surgeon makes a long incision, then widens it to access the anatomy. With traditional laparoscopy, the surgeon operates using hand-operated instruments and passes them through small incisions and views the anatomy on a standard video monitor. Now, innovative technology has given surgeons the Da Vinci system. This provides high-definition 3D-imaging of the target site and better dexterity for surgeons. This results in shorter recovery times and fewer complications for patients. The Da Vinci surgical system is used for routine operations, including gallbladder removal, among many other surgeries. To learn more about Da Vinci robotic gallbladder surgery in the Jacksonville area, contact our team at New Life Surgical Associates.
This method needs only one small incision, and like traditional laparoscopy, the operation leaves the patient virtually scarless. Use of the Da Vinci system is categorized as robot-assisted, minimally-invasive surgery. Robot-assisted surgery brought more minimally-invasive options to over three million patients worldwide.
The gallbladder’s primary purpose is bile storage and is the small organ on the underside of the liver. The liver makes bile, a substance that helps the body break down and absorb fats. The gallbladder then stores the extra bile the liver makes and releases it when fats need to be digested. Without it, the body will digest normally, but it can’t store bile.
A doctor often recommends removing the gallbladder to ease or get rid of severe symptoms. Surgery to remove the gallbladder, also known as cholecystectomy, is recommended for patients if significant pain or other complications develop, like in biliary dyskinesia (a defect in the bile flow from the gallbladder), Choledocholithiasis (a gallstone blocking the bile duct), or Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder).
One of the most common symptoms involves sharp pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen that can radiate to the middle of the abdomen, the right shoulder, or back. Other symptoms include bloating, fever, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin). Da Vinci robotic gallbladder surgery in Jacksonville is a very effective solution.
The system replicates the surgeon’s movements in real time, with special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. Using one small incision using Single-Site technology, robot-assisted surgery gives the surgeon precision, control, and enhanced vision with 3D high-definition views inside the body.
Patients considering the benefits of Da Vinci robotic gallbladder surgery should consult a qualified professional for advice. For clarity and peace of mind, contact us today at New Life Surgical Associates and schedule a consultation at our office in Jacksonville.