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Sharp HealthCare now offers a less invasive and virtually scarless treatment option for patients who require a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). Single-Site™ da Vinci® Robotic Surgery allows patients to experience less pain, a faster recovery, a quicker return to normal activities, minimal to no scarring, and a shorter recovery period compared to traditional open surgery.
Why Choose Sharp for Robotic Gallbladder Removal?
How Is It Performed?
Single-Site robotic surgery is currently used at Sharp to perform cholecystectomies, although plans to expand to other types of procedures are in progress.
During a Single-Site cholecystecomy, the surgeon sits comfortably at a console, viewing a 3-D, high-definition image of the patient's anatomy. Using controls to move the instrument arms and camera, the surgeon removes the patient's gallbladder through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the procedure virtually scarless. In real time, the system translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into more exact movements of the miniaturized instruments inside the patient, so the surgeon has increased control and precision.
Locations of Robotic Gallbladder Surgery Services
Sharp offers robotic gallbladder surgical services at two acute-care hospitals:
For More Robotic Surgery Information
To learn more about Sharp's robotic surgery services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.