Samaritan Medical Center proudly offers the da Vinci Surgical System for certain general surgery procedures.
da Vinci® Surgery is used during the following general surgery conditions at Samaritan:
- Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
- Many different Hernia Repairs
- Colon Surgery
Learn more about Gallbladder removal with the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Unlike traditional robotic surgeries requiring three to five small incisions, this technology allows for a single incision in the belly button where instruments are placed and the diseased gallbladder is removed.
Gallbladder disease affects 10-15% of adults in the United States and Europe. According to the American College of Surgeons, surgery is the recommended treatment for gallbladder pain from gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders. More than 1 million people in the U.S. have their gallbladder removed each year. Many people who require gallbladder removal are candidates for the robotic-assisted surgery.
The da Vinci Surgery offers patients facing general surgery many potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal daily activities