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Single-site da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Single-Site Robotic Surgery

Introducing better robotic surgery at Southwest General

A single one-inch incision in the belly button.  That’s all it takes for skilled surgeons at Southwest General to remove a gallbladder using the latest minimally invasive robotic surgery procedure. Southwest General is the only community-based hospital in Northeast Ohio to offer this amazing technique.

Single-Site™ da Vinci® Surgery - One Small Incision, Minimal Scarring

At Southwest General, surgeons are now using the Single-Site™ da Vinci® surgical system--the most advanced technology available for robotic surgery--to perform gallbladder removal. The single-site technology enables surgeons to reduce the traditional number of incisions needed for minimally invasive gallbladder surgery from three to five down to one. This procedure is performed through a single incision in the navel (belly button) using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Because the surgery requires only a single incision less than an inch long, scarring is dramatically reduced and patients experience a virtually scarless procedure

Here are the benefits patients can expect from minimally invasive robotic surgery:

  • Better, Faster Recovery– Virtually scarless results, minimal pain, low blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay—typically less than 24 hours.
  • Better, More Advanced Technique – The Single-Site™ robotic procedure eliminates the need for the three to five incisions of standard minimally invasive surgeries.
  • Better Expertise – Our skilled team has pioneered robotic-assisted surgery since 2006, performing hundreds of surgeries each year, now including Single-Site™ procedures.

We Look Forward to Helping You

For more information on robotic surgery at southwest General, including single incision gallbladder removal, call our Health Connection at 440-816-5050.

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