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