da Vinci Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

If you have severe gallbladder symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder.  Gallbladder removal is known as a cholecystectomy. It can be performed using open surgery through a large incision or with minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy).

With traditional laparoscopy and multi-port da Vinci Surgery, surgeons operate through a few small incisions. With single incision traditional laparoscopy and da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, your surgeon operates through one small incision in the navel (belly button).

Why da Vinci Single-Site Surgery?

With da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, your gallbladder is removed through a single small incision in your belly button similar to traditional single-port laparoscopy. Most patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site Surgery experience virtually scarless results and can offer these benefits: 

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Virtually scarless results
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Minimal pain

da Vinci Single-Site Cholecystectomy offers the following potential benefits, similar to single-incision laparoscopy:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low blood loss
  • Low rate of wound infection