Gallbladder Removal in Reston VA

If you have severe gallbladder symptoms, Dr. Sachse may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder. It’s an organ you can live without. Gallbladder removal is known as a cholecystectomy. It can be performed using open surgery through a large incision or with minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy).

With traditional laparoscopy and multi-port da Vinci Surgery, Dr. Sachse will operate through a few small incisions. With single incision traditional laparoscopy and Single-Site da Vinci Surgery, Dr. Sachse operates through one small incision in the navel (belly button).

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Benefits of Robotic Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Single-Site Cholecystectomy offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Virtually scarless results
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Minimal pain
  • Shorter hospital stay

Risks & Considerations Related to Cholecystectomy:

Potential risks of a cholecystectomy procedure include:

  • Injury to bile ducts, liver, pancreas
  • Injury to small or large intestine
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)

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In addition to the above risks, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Single Site Cholecystectomy, such as multiple incisions, conversion to another surgical technique, urinary retention and hernia (bulging tissue) at the incision site.

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