Thanks to the latest break-through in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery techniques, patients may now have their gall bladder removed in about the same amount of time as a lunch break, and be home in time for dinner with minimal discomfort and considerably less scarring (virtually non-visible). in most cases, the surgery can be performed in less than one hour with a typical hospital stay of four to six hours.
Single Site Robotic Gallbladder Surgery
Conventional laparoscopic surgery, invented in 1985, typically requires four small incisions in order to perform the procedure. Using single-site robotic assistance gall bladder surgery means one incision is made that is no smaller than an inch in length. The advantages may include minimal scarring, less pain, less bleeding, faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay. A particular advantage is that the robot at Brandon Regional Hospital has an HD 3D camera and there is a panoramic zoom so it enlarges pictures.
The Reflux Center at Brandon Regional Hospital has developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease by combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.
Patients undergoing reflux surgery may qualify minimally invasive surgery with the daVinci Robotic Surgical System. The patients may experience less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities.
For more information on surgery at Brandon Regional Hospital or a physician referral, please call (813) 653-1065.