Cholecystectomy involves the surgical removal of the gallbladder—an organ near the stomach that stores bile, a fluid that helps your body digest food. This procedure can be performed openly or laparoscopically, which is a minimally invasive approach.
If you plan to schedule a gallbladder removal surgery in McKinney, Texas, look no further than Methodist McKinney Hospital. Our general surgeons will have you back on your feet in no time.
Why Is Gallbladder Surgery Performed?
Gallbladder surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. It’s necessary when the gallbladder becomes infected or inflamed or, more commonly, when a gallstone blocks the duct.
Common symptoms of malfunctioning gallbladder include:
What Are the Benefits of Gallbladder Removal?
Gallbladder removal surgery offers a range of health benefits to patients.
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal offers additional benefits:
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced scarring
- Quicker recovery time
- Reduced post-surgery pain and discomfort
What Is Robotic Cholecystectomy?
Robotic cholecystectomy is robot-assisted gallbladder removal surgery. Rather than handling surgical tools manually—like in open or laparoscopic cholecystectomies—the surgeon manipulates robotic controls to direct the movement of surgical instruments.
The surgeon uses robotic technology to make small incisions in the abdominal area and to insert a laparoscope, which is a small camera-equipped device. The laparoscope displays a detailed image of the surgical area on a screen nearby so the surgeon has a full view of the gallbladder. Guided by the surgeon, the robotic technology removes the gallbladder from the abdomen through one of the small incisions.