Robotic Cholecystectomy by Dr Iraniha
Robotic Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder. The success of laparoscopic removal of gallbladder in late 1980s ignited the surgical revolution of minimally invasive surgery. This operation still continues to rank among the most commonly performed laparoscopic procedures in North America.
Gallbladder disease is a common problem in the United States and approximately 10-15 percent of the adult population have gallstones. Gallstones are more common in women, older patients, and certain ethnic groups, and are associated with multiple pregnancies, obesity, and rapid weight loss.
Most patients with gallstones remain symptom-free for many years and may, in fact, never develop symptoms. Asymptomatic patients usually develop symptoms before they develop complications related to gallbladder disease. Once symptoms appear, they recur in the majority of patients. Furthermore, patients with symptoms secondary to gallstones are more likely to develop complications. Therefore, most symptomatic patients should be treated by robotic cholecystectomy surgical intervention. Patients usually present with episodic upper abdominal pain, mostly after a meal which last around 1-2 hours. They also might have nausea, vomiting, bloating, indigestion and reflux.
Since the introduction of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery in 1985, this procedure has become the gold-standard for gallbladder removal. Most patients with symptomatic gallstones are candidates for laparoscopic surgery, if they are able to tolerate general anesthesia and have no serious cardiopulmonary diseases or other coexisting conditions that preclude operation. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is performed by making four incisions in the abdominal wall. Using the laparoscope and other special instruments, the gallbladder is removed through one of the small incisions. The operation requires general anesthesia but in most cases it is done as an outpatient basis. Most people can return to their normal activities, regular work and exercise within two weeks. No special diets or other precautions are needed after surgery.
Robotic Cholecystectomy Surgery
More recently, robotic cholecystectomy the removal of gallbladder can be performed with robotic system. The da Vinci System is a robotic surgical platform designed to enable complex procedures of all types to be performed. The Da Vinci robotic system offers wristed instrumentation and enhanced visualization and allows the surgeon to perform the operation with more precision and even less trauma compare to laparoscopic surgery. There have been some potential benefits experienced by surgeons using the da Vinci Surgical System over traditional laparoscopic approaches.
At Surgical Oasis institute, a discussion with Dr. Iraniha Robotic Surgery Expert in robotic cholecystectomy performing gallbladder surgery and is familiar with all methods and techniques of removing the gallbladder would give the patient the best possible options and alternatives to reach the desired goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Iraniha , please call our office at (949) 646-8444 Thank you.