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Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery Now Available at Texas Health Denton|
DENTON, Texas — When Sharon Crow learned that her gallbladder had to come out, she immediately went online to research her options. She was pleased to learn of a minimally invasive technique which allows surgeons to make a single, half-inch incision near the navel. This was a huge improvement over what she knew of traditional laparoscopic surgery.
“When you have a choice of four incisions or just one, one will win out every time,” Crow stated. “With only one incision site, I was up and around the same day — remarkable.”
Thanks to the innovative medical professionals at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, Crow was able to have the outpatient surgery near her home so that she and her family did not have to drive to Tarrant or Dallas County for her care.
Gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. It has been estimated that approximately one adult in every 10 will be affected with gallstones during their lifetime. With so many patients seeking information about treatment options, it could be predicted that single-incision laparoscopic surgery will become the surgery of choice for gallbladder removal.
During the procedure, Cobos uses a high definition camera that allows him to better visualize the patient’s internal anatomy, enabling him to perform the surgery with precision. Future applications for single-incision surgery may include anti-reflux intervention, spleen, kidney and colorectal surgeries.
“We actively strive to bring quality care to our community,” said Stan Morton, president of Texas Health Denton. “We believe Denton deserves the best possible care and we think being at the forefront of new surgical procedures demonstrates our commitment to the health of our friends and neighbors.”
Single-incision surgery is just one of the many minimally invasive outpatient procedures Texas Health Denton offers, further demonstrating that Texas Health Denton is on the leading edge of utilizing new techniques that advance safe, quality patient care.
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