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Single Site Gallbladder Surgery

Single Site "Scarless" Gallbladder Surgery - Gallbladder Surgery with virtually no scar.

Bren Heaton, MD

Steven Williams, MD, FACSSteven Williams, MD, FACS

A single one-inch incision in the belly button.  That’s all it takes for skilled surgeons at Saint Alphonsus in Boise, ID, to remove a gallbladder using the latest minimally invasive robotic surgery procedure. Saint Alphonsus is the only hospital in the region to offer this state-of-the-art procedure.

Single-Site™ da Vinci® Surgery - One Small Incision, Minimal Scarring

At Saint Alphonsus, surgeons are now using the Single-Site™ da Vinci® surgical system--the most advanced technology available for robotic surgery--to perform gallbladder removal. The single-site technology enables surgeons to reduce the traditional number of incisions needed for minimally invasive gallbladder surgery from three to five down to one. This procedure is performed through a single incision in the belly button using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Because the surgery requires only a single incision less than an inch long,  scarring is dramatically reduced and patients experience a virtually scarless procedure.

Patients can experience many benefits including:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Overall more pleasant experience

We Look Forward to Helping You

For more information on “scarless” surgery call 208-367-7090.



Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center  |  1055 N. Curtis Road  |  Boise, Idaho 83706  |  208-367-2121

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