General surgeons at McKee Medical Center are using the latest advancement in robotic surgery technology for gallbladder removal, called single-site robotic cholecystectomy. Bradford R. Keeler, MD, FACS, and Thomas M. Blomquist, MD, PhD, FACS, work together as the first team to offer this minimally invasive surgery option to the communities of Larimer County.
Single Site Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal, called a cholecystectomy, is available in a single-site option.
Unlike traditional robotic operations requiring three to five small incisions, the gallbladder is removed through a single, tiny, approximately one inch incision in the belly button. The major benefit for the patient of single-site compared to traditional robotic surgery is an improved cosmetic outcome with virtually no scarring.
Single site surgery offers many benefits as compared to traditional open surgery including:
- Minimized scarring with superior cosmetic outcome
- Minimal pain
- Low blood loss
- Fast recovery
Most people who require gallbladder removal are candidates for robotic, single-incision surgery.
Schedule an appointment with a surgeon to find out if you are a candidate for single site robotic surgery.