One Incision. No Visible Scar.
da Vinci® robotic surgery represents the latest technological advancement in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci Single-Site® procedure replaces the three to four incisions required by standard laparoscopic surgeries with just one incision made in the belly button. The benefits of this type of robotic surgery to patients includes the virtual elimination of visible scars, along with the pain associated with multiple points of entry with regular laparoscopic surgery. Robotic Surgery can be applied to many conditions, making it an excellent option for many people in need of surgery.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Traditional open surgical procedures can have long and painful recoveries. With the development of laparoscopic surgery, patients have been able to get back to their normal activities quicker than traditional open surgery. The da Vinci Robotic System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system coupled with flexible instruments. These features allow Dr. Zadeh to operate with enhanced vision and precision.
For example, with da Vinci Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery, Dr. Zadeh can remove your gallbladder through a single small incision in your belly button. In fact, robotic general surgery often causes no scarring whatsoever. Other benefits of robotic surgery include:
- Low rate of major complications
- Low conversion rate to open surgery
- Virtually scarless surgery
- High patient satisfaction
- Minimal pain
- Less bleeding
What Procedures Can Be Done Using The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System?
Dr. Zadeh uses robotic surgery to perform routine and complex surgery. This includes Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Repair (inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, etc.), Colon Resection, etc. Dr. Zadeh is 100% in control of the robotic system . The da Vinci robotic system translates Dr. Zadeh’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. This gives Dr. Zadeh easier access to parts of the body that are more difficult to reach with regular laparoscopic surgery.
How Is Robotic Gallbladder Removal Done?
Conventional laparoscopic surgery requires three to four 5 mm – 1 cm incisions in various parts of the your abdomen in order to accommodate the laparoscopic camera and instruments used for surgery. During Single-Site Robotic Gallbladder Removal Dr. Zadeh uses a single, flexible port that can be fitted through a small incision hidden in your belly button. This port allows Dr. Zadeh to use three robot “wrists” which can rotate with greater range of motion and precision than human wrists! This allows for greater control when operating inside the abdomen when compared to traditional laparoscopy. The high-definition, three-dimensional magnified camera which is used with the Robotic System provides a clear view of the surgical field that cannot be obtained with any other surgical camera.
Who is a Candidate for a Robotic Surgery Procedure?
Dr. Zadeh is one of a limited number of surgeons who routinely perform robotic general surgery procedures. However, the robotic surgery technique is not appropriate for everyone. In some patients, conversion to a standard laparoscopic or open procedure may be required. During your consultation and examination, Dr. Zadeh will determine if you are eligible to have your procedure performed via the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.