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General Surgery


Reducing the impact of surgery on your life is the most human thing we can do.

Surgeons on the medical staff across the Texas Health system utilize the latest robotic-assisted technology, training and expertise to offer patients a wide range of minimally invasive procedures.

Use the pulldown menu below to browse some of the many minimally invasive general surgical procedures offered at the hospitals of Texas Health Resources:

 


Adrenalectomy (Robotic) 

A robotic adrenalectomy allows surgeons trained on the da VinciTM Surgical System to use a series of small incisions to insert specially designed robotic instruments into the abdomen rather than making a large incision as would be used in traditional open surgery.

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Adrenalectomy - Removal of the Adrenal Gland

 

One of the instruments instills air into the abdominal cavity to inflate it under modest pressure. This process makes it easier to work because the intestines and other organs fall away from the tissues that are being examined.

A camera is then place into the abdominal cavity to allow the surgeon to see what he or she is doing. The remainder of the small holes are used for the da Vinci robot's surgical arms to perform the procedure.

Scarring:

  • Traditional
    8-inch to 15-inch scar
  • Robotic
    Four small three-quarter-inch scars

For the clinically appropriate patient, a da Vinci robotic adrenalectomy can offer a number of potential benefits, including:

  • Less chronic pain resulting from nerve damage
  • Less risk of hernia development
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay

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Appendectomy 

During a laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon makes several tiny cuts in the abdomen and uses a miniature camera and special surgical instruments to remove the appendix.

Patients typically experience faster recovery time, shorter hospital stays and less post-operative pain than with an open appendectomy. 

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Balloon SinuplastyTM

Reopening Blocked Sinus Passages

Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Tim Ragsdale, M.D., explains the use of minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty to address the problem of chronic sinusitis. 

Balloon SinuplastyTM technology is an endoscopic, catheter-based system for patients suffering from sinusitis. The FDA-cleared technology uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways, restoring normal sinus drainage.

When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining.

This minimally invasive procedure can usually be done without tissue or bone removal, resulting in reduced bleeding and improved recovery time. Many people can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is a minimally invasive surgical outpatient procedure to treat plantar facia.

Typically an incision is made on each side of the heel, less than one-half inch long. A special scope and camera are slipped under the fascia, allowing the physician to watch the procedure on a monitor while the fascia is carefully cut.

Many patients are able to walk right after the procedure, but several days of rest and recovery are required before resuming normal activities.

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (Breaking of Kidney Stone)

In extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), surgeons use an X-ray or ultrasound to locate kidney stones. They then employ a special device called a lithotriptor to create shock waves that break down the kidney stones into small particles, which are passed through the urinary tract.

ESWL is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing the patient to return home the same day.

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Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Procedures
at Texas Health Cleburne
Kari Frano, D.O.,
discusses single-incision gallbladder removal.

For most patients, gallbladder surgery can be performed by laparoscopy using the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical system.  

Surgeons access the gallbladder through very small single-site incisions instead of one large open incision. With laparoscopy, patients lose less blood during surgery and experience less post-operative pain.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques enable most patients to go home the same day of surgery and return to normal activities within a week.

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Kidney Removal

Laparoscopic nephrectomy is the removal of the kidney using a flexible video scope and long narrow surgical instruments.

The surgeon accesses the kidney through four small incisions in the abdomen. Once the kidney is isolated, it is secured in a bag and pulled through a fifth incision, approximately three inches wide, in front of the abdominal wall.

Patients typically experience faster recovery time, shorter hospital stays and less post-operative pain.

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Splenectomy (Robotic)

With the assistance of the da VinciTM Surgical System, surgeons can now perform a splenectomy, spleen removal, using only ½-inch to ¾-inch incisions.

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Splenectomy — Removal of the Spleen

 

Thanks to the leading edge technology of the da vinci system, this procedure can be performed with greater precision and control than ever before. The da Vinci system can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery.

Scarring:

  • Traditional
    4-inch to 8-inch scar
  • Robotic
    Four small one-half-inch to three-quarter scars

For the clinically appropriate patient, a da Vinci robotic splenectomy can offer a number of potential benefits, including:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less anesthesia
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster and more complete recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

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