da Vinci® Surgical System with Single-Site™ Technology
The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to overcome the limitations of manual laparoscopy with enhanced capabilities, including highdefinition 3D vision and a magnified view.
Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own – the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
Together, the da Vinci System and Single-Site™ instruments allow your doctor to perform gallbladder surgery through a single incision. As a result, you may be able to get back to your life without the recovery or scars that usually follow major surgery.
The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date. At St. Joseph Medical Center, Elegy L. Etter, M.D. a general surgeon on our medical staff performs this innovative surgical technique.
Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery
If you have been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci Surgery. This procedure is performed through a single incision using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery experience a virtually scarless procedure since surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring.
The primary potential benefits* of Single-Site da Vinci Surgery include:
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal pain
- Low blood loss
- Fast recovery
- Short hospital stay
- High patient satisfaction