A removal of your gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy. The operation is performed through a large incision in your abdomen. It can also be done through a less invasive surgery that uses a laparoscopic approach using robotic surgery.
A robotic-assisted surgery, otherwise known as a minimally invasive laparoscopic, is performed through one single small incision or several small incisions near your belly button. The doctor will use long-handled tools while looking at magnified images from the laparoscope, a small camera, on a video screen.
When your surgeon uses the DaVinci technology, he can remove your gallbladder through either the small incision or incisions using Single-Site technology. While the surgery is being performed, your surgeon sits at the console and proceeds to operate while using tiny instruments.
The camera that is inside you provides a high-definition, 3D view inside your body that's magnified. Every time your doctor makes a hand movement, it's translated by the da Vinci robot into real-time. This allows your surgeon to bend and rotate the instruments precisely in the direction he needs.
There are three components that make up the da Vinci surgical system. These are the surgeon console, the patient-side cart, and the vision cart.
During the procedure, your surgeon sits at the surgeon console. The console has a crystal-clear 3DHD view of your anatomy. The surgeon also controls the instruments used in the procedure. The small devices move like a human hand and are wristed like one but have a more extensive range of motion.
The patient-side cart will be near you when you’re on the operating table. This is where the instruments are used during your operation. These instruments move in real-time in sync with your surgeon’s hand movements at the surgeon console.
The vision cart is the part that is the communication between the parts of the component possible. It also provides a screen for the operating team to view as the operation takes place.
There are a few potential benefits to having surgery performed with the da Vinci method. It will allow your surgeon access to a high-definition 3D camera system that has a high magnification. It provides immersive viewing of the surrounding area and the gallbladder itself.
Firefly fluorescence imaging is activated by injecting dye, which lights up and clearly defines the surrounding structures, the gallbladder, and the ducts. The visualization from this imaging is beyond what the human eye can see.
Plus, with the Da Vinci Single-Site technology, there is only one incision that is located near the belly button. This method provides you with almost scarless results.
The procedure for this surgery can be performed in an hour, and your hospital stay is typically about 24 hours. So, the benefits end of being little or no scarring. There is minimal pain or blood loss with a faster recovery. Plus, your hospital stay is shorter unless there are complications.