The Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program uses a state-of-the-art surgical system for the following general surgery procedures using :
A surgery to remove part of or all of the colon
A surgery where part are all of the stomach is removed
- Heller myotomy
A surgery that helps relax the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach to improve swallowing
- Nissen fundoplication
A procedure to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease by reinforcing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach
Solid Organ Surgery
The removal of one or both of the adrenal glands, which are located above the kidney
- Liver and bile duct resection
The removal of part of the liver and/or the bile ducts
The removal of one of the kidneys
A surgery to remove part of or all of the pancreas
Single Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal
Scripps robotic surgery program offers single-site surgery for gallbladder removal, also called a cholecystectomy. The procedure is performed through a single incision through the navel instead of a larger incision used during an open surgery, or three-to-four smaller incisions required for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
Single-site gallbladder surgery uses high-definition 3D imaging, guiding the surgeon and giving them a more precise view during surgery than a traditional laparoscopic surgery. With only one incision through the belly button, scars are barely visible. As a robotic surgery procedure, single-site surgery could potentially result in a faster recovery, less blood loss, reduced pain and a shorter hospital stay.
As with all robotic surgery procedures, talk to your surgeon about the benefits and risks, and whether you are a candidate for single-site gallbladder removal surgery.