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da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

da Vinci® Single-Site™ Gallbladder Surgery

Making minimally invasive surgery even less invasive: Single-SiteTM da Vinci Gallbladder surgery

The biggest thing in microsurgery is standard operating procedure at the hospitals of Methodist Health System. Unlike traditional laparoscopic gallbladder removal, this sophisticated robotic technology enables our surgeons to use a single, tiny incision through the navel — resulting in a virtually painless and scarless experience. It’s also reassuring to know that most patients return home into the arms of their loved ones the same day. Talk about comforting.

Are you facing gallbladder surgery?

Independently practicing physicians at Methodist Health System are among the first in North Texas to perform Single-SiteTM da Vinci robotic surgery to remove a gallbladder from a patient (cholecystectomy), using the revolutionary FDA-approved Single-Site da Vinci robotic platform.

The Single-Site system enables surgeons to reduce the traditional number of incisions from four, down to one incision through the belly button that is less than an inch in length.

Call 214-947-0000 to find a doctor at Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, and Methodist Mansfield or 972-4-DR-LINE to find a doctor at Methodist Richardson.

Virtually scarless 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. Gallbladder surgery 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 can include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Lower infection risk
  • Faster recovery
  • Short hospital stay

One small incision, through the belly button, with minimal scarring 

da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. 

da Vinci® Surgical System with Single-SiteTM technology  

The da Vinci Surgical System is designed to overcome the limitations of manual laparoscopy with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 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. 

Learn more about da Vinci Single-Site surgery

If you are a candidate for gallbladder surgery, call to find a physician performing da Vinci Single-Site Robotic Gallbladder Surgery.

  • Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, and Methodist Mansfield, call 214-947-0000
  • Methodist Richardson, call 972-4-DR-LINE {972-437-5463}


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*While clinical studies suggest that the da Vinci® Surgical System using Single-SiteTM Instrumentation is an effective tool for single-incision cholecystectomy, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.



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