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da Vinci Cholecystectomy

Precision Gallbladder Removal Surgery

If you do not know what your gallbladder does, you are not alone. Many people are unaware that it stores bile to help the small intestines process nutrients. If a gallbladder becomes infected or diseased, it can be removed completely without causing adverse effects to the body. At miVIP Surgery Centers, we specialize in minimally invasive surgery including da Vinci gallbladder removal.

Malfunctioning or infected gallbladders should be removed since they can be dangerous. You might be a good candidate for a single site robotic Cholecystectomy if your gallbladder:

  • Has become blocked by gallstones
  • Is diseased
  • Has polyps larger than a centimeter
  • Develops significant calcification

How a Robotic Cholecystectomy is Performed

Using technologically sophisticated robotics to assist in a gallbladder removal has many advantages over traditional open surgery. By creating one small incision rather than a larger cut, the body heals faster, less blood is lost, and scarring is minimal.

After receiving a general anesthesia, a surgeon will use the da Vinci robot to begin the surgery:

  • A single, tiny incision is made in the naval area.
  • The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide, a safe gas, to enable the doctor to see the surgery site.
  • The gallbladder is removed in tiny pieces through the incision.
  • After the removal process, the doctor looks for additional anomalies that need surgical attention, such as a blocked bile duct.
  • All tools and the camera are removed, and the initial incision is sutured closed.

Expert miVIP Surgeons

In order to be employed at a miVIP Surgery Center, a doctor must have extensive training in traditional surgical procedures as well as robotic surgery methods. By trusting our surgeons, patients can have confidence when undergoing a gallbladder removal knowing that they will have the benefit of a qualified surgeon’s knowledge and state-of-the-art technology.

Post-Cholecystectomy Expectations

After undergoing a single site robotic cholecystectomy, most patients are released from the surgery center within a few hours. Another one of the reasons minimally invasive surgeries are ideal is that they frequently allow people who have had major surgery to safely convalesce at home. However, like any surgery, patients should look for unanticipated complications and be ready to contact a doctor in the unlikely event of:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection and redness at the surgery site
  • A hernia at the incision site
  • Fever, diarrhea, and persistent vomiting

The Cost of Single Site Robotic Cholecystectomy

Before you undergo this surgery, you will discuss payment options with a miVIP representative. Many insurance plans will cover at least part of the costs of the surgery. For the balance, you and a specialist will discuss the monthly payment options that are best for your situation.

Prognosis and Additional Information

After a single site cholecystectomy, the future prognosis is positive. A patient will no longer experience the pain or discomfort of an infected or diseased gallbladder, and there are no significant long term side effects. People are capable of living a healthy life without a gallbladder and should not have any permanent restrictions with regards to diet or physical activity.

Call miVIP Today

If you have a gallbladder that should be removed, consider the benefits of the minimally invasive or robotic surgery options available at the miVIP Surgery Clinics. Call 877-956-2263 to get more information or to schedule an appointment.

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