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Laparoscopic and Robotic Gallbladder Surgery

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The physicians at Carrollwood Surgical Associates in Tampa are leading providers of laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove the gall bladder. This very common surgery is done to resolve the significant discomfort and potentially serious complications that can occur due to the presence of gallstones. With a laparoscopic approach, the operation is performed through 3-4 small abdominal incisions, rather than the much larger (5-7 inch) incision required for an “open” surgical approach. Corresponding benefits include shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and reduced pain following surgery. However, not all patients are good candidates for this minimally invasive approach, so speak with your surgeon about whether it is a possibility for you or your loved one.  Call us at 813.933.3324 or fill out an appointment request form online.

Robotic Approach

Our surgeons’ certification in the use of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System places them among a handful of area physicians who are capable of providing robotic laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder.  This advanced procedure is really a “robotic-assisted” approach, whereby the surgeon performs the surgery while seated at a console at which he can see 3-D images of the operating field and perform very precise maneuvers with surgical instruments that are attached to robotic arms controlled by the surgeon’s hand and wrist movements. It allows for a “single-port” approach and very small abdominal incision because of the minimal space required for the robotic tools to maneuver, resulting in less blood loss, less scarring, a quicker recovery time with less pain, and fewer post-operative complications than traditional surgery.