Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
The most common minimally invasive procedure we use is laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures, including gallbladder and appendix removals. This innovative technique allows us to operate through a few small incisions instead of one large incision and insert a tiny camera to help guide us as we operate.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Comes with a Single Incision
Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques have given way to single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). Rather than the traditional four to five small incisions, a single small incision can be used at the entry point ― with all surgical instruments being placed through this small incision. SILS provides the benefits of fewer scars, less pain and a shorter recovery period. Because it is recognized as being a more complicated procedure, not all surgeons are trained in the use of SILS.
Drs. Mosier, Cobos and Chambers use the SILS procedure for gallbladder and appendix removals. Additional applications for this highly precise technique can include anti-reflux intervention and spleen, kidney and colorectal surgeries. Our surgeons stay at the forefront of new surgical procedures as part of our commitment to safe, quality patient care.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is used to treat many conditions and can optimize most surgeries in the abdominal or pelvic cavity, including the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, intestine, appendix, adrenal gland, colon/rectal/ hernia repair and biopsies. For minimally invasive surgeries of the abdomen, we use small videoscopes to perform procedures with greater visualization and without the need for a large incision. Minimally invasive surgery includes laparoscopy, SILS, mini-incision techniques and da Vinci robotic surgery.
Our staff wants to help you fully understand your medical condition and available treatment options. Together, we can then determine the surgical treatment that’s right for you.
da Vinci® General Surgery
Surgery is often an effective treatment for many abdominal and GI conditions, but traditional open surgery with a large incision is highly invasive. The good news is our surgeons know da Vinci.
da Vinci is so much more than an artistic master of painting, sculpture and invention. In the world of general surgery, the name is synonymous with breakthrough technology developed with the patient in mind. Drs. Cobos and Chambers are trained in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, which offers minimally invasive surgical procedures designed to reduce pain and promote better outcomes and shorter hospital stays.
Experience Advanced Surgical Care, Compliments of da Vinci
Instead of the large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci allows us to make a few small incisions ― similar to traditional laparoscopy ― or a single small incision. However, unlike traditional laparoscopy the da Vinci robotic system features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables us to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
da Vinci Single-Site® Surgery
If you have severe gallbladder symptoms, surgery to remove your gallbladder may be your best option. Thankfully, it’s an organ you can live without. Our surgeons are skilled in the use of da Vinci Single-Site surgery, a technique that allows us to operate through one small incision made in your navel (belly button). Patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site surgery for gallbladder removal experience virtually scarless results.
da Vinci Multi-Port Surgery
For minimally invasive surgeries that are more complex in nature than gallbladder removal, our surgeons may recommend a da Vinci Multi-Port procedure. With multi-port surgery, we use a few small incisions, or ports, about the size of a dime through which the robot’s arms are passed and surgical instruments can be precisely manipulated.
Complex surgery doesn’t have to mean invasive surgery, thanks to state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical and robotics technologies. Ask us if da Vinci surgery is right for you.
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