Nancy’s Gallbladder Removal Story

Nancy had a gallstone and sought treatment at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. This is her story.

The Diagnosis
My gallstone treatment ultimately led my doctor to recommend gallbladder removal. Since my job requires constant travel, I required a procedure that allowed me to get back on my feet and into my daily routine as quickly as possible. Family and friends told me about robotic surgery for gallbladder removal and it seemed like a good choice for me. I had several recommendations to be treated by Dr. Eric Orr, a surgeon affiliated at Sharp Grossmont Hospital who is specially trained in robotic surgery. It was perfect because I am a long-time patient of Sharp Grossmont.

The Procedure
Before my operation, I was surprised by the attention to detail the staff and nurses gave me. And there were some wonderful and unexpected things that I experienced, like the warming blanket my nurse gave me, and the undivided attention the anesthesiologist provided. To my surprise, I went home the same day of my procedure.

The Recovery
After a week off from work I immediately went back into my daily routine. I didn’t experience any pain during my recovery, and my scar was a mere freckle. I would recommend robotic surgery to anyone in need of a gallbladder procedure.

For More Robotic Surgery Information
To learn more about Sharp's robotic surgery services or to find a Sharp-affiliated robotic surgeon for gallbladder removal, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.