da Vinci General Surgery

When surgery is recommended by your general surgeon, a minimal invasive option may be available. Some patients may qualify for robotic surgery for some conditions. General surgeons trained in robotic surgery can now perform a variety of procedures using the da Vinci surgical system offering patients a faster, less painful recovery. General robotic procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
  • Nissen Fundiplication (surgical treatment for reflux and hiatal hernia)
  • Hernia repairs
  • Colon resections
  • Nephrectomy or kidney removal

Surgeons at St. Joseph’s/Candler will soon be performing single site procedures to remove the gall bladder. Most da Vinci or traditional laparoscopic surgeries use multiple “ports” or incisions for the instruments.

Single-site robotic surgery requires only one incision. Surgeons can enter through the belly button to remove the gall bladder. This leaves virtually no scar at all, a cosmetically appealing result. 

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