General surgery focuses on the abdominal organs, thyroid, and skin. Traditional open surgeries with large incisions can have significant drawbacks, including pain, trauma, a long recovery period, and risk of infection. Because robotic-assisted general surgery enhances precision and control, it minimizes the risks associated with open surgeries and may improve outcomes. It also replaces the large abdominal incisions of old practices with tiny incisions, resulting in much smaller scars. Our general surgeons have been specially trained on the da Vinci® System for the following procedures:
- Nissen fundoplication
- Hernia repair (inguinal, incisional, ventral)
- Colectomy (right, left, sigmoidal)
Single-Site Gall Bladder Surgery: A Virtually Scarless Procedure
During this procedure, doctors remove the patient’s gallbladder using guided imaging and state-of-the-art precision instruments. Surgery is performed through one incision in the belly button, with virtually scarless results similar to single incision traditional laparoscopy.
If you and your doctor have determined robotic surgery might be the right course of treatment for you, use our physician finder to see a current list of robotic surgeons who specialize in general robotic surgery.