Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

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If you have gallstones, you may experience gallbladder attacks which can be very painful and sometimes include nausea, vomiting, sweating and/or chills. The general surgeons with Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgery and Meritas Health Surgery & Trauma, subsidiaries of North Kansas City Hospital, perform gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). The robot-assisted surgery offers a quicker recovery with virtually no scar for patients.

The da Vinci® Single-Site™ robotic surgery system makes this minimally invasive procedure possible, removing a patient's gallbladder through one tiny incision at the belly button. For comparison, a traditional laparoscopic procedure for gallbladder removal requires four small incisions and typical recovery is one week.


Benefit of Single-Site Surgery

The benefits of robotic surgery over traditional open surgery typically include:

  • Better clinical outcomes in many cases
  • Faster return to daily activities
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced risk of infection and complications
  • Shorter hospital stay and much faster recovery
  • Significantly less pain

Gallbladder Disease

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