Single-Site™ daVinci® Gallbladder Surgery
If you have been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci Surgery. This procedure is performed through a single incision using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital experience a virtually scarless procedure since surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring.
The primary potential benefits* of Single-Site da Vinci Surgery include:
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal pain
- Low blood loss
- Fast recovery
- Short hospital stay
- High patient satisfaction
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.
How Does it Work?
The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to overcome the limitations of manual laparoscopy with enhanced capabilities, including high definition 3D vision and a magnified view.
Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own - the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
Together, the da Vinci System and Single-Site™ instruments allow your doctor to perform gallbladder surgery through a single incision. As a result, you may be able to get back to your life without the recovery or scars that usually follow major surgery. The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date.
All surgeries, including da Vinci Surgery, involve risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your situation.
Find a Physician
Physicians on the Silver Cross Medical Staff, who are credentialed to perform Single-Site™ daVinci® Gallbladder Surgery include:
- Reza Gamagami, M.D., general surgeon
- Daniel Pacella, D.O., F.A.C.S., general surgeon
- Laura Ragauskaite, M.D., general surgeon
- Thomas Vasdekas, M.D., general surgeon
*Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.