Gallbladder disease affects 10 to 15% of adults in the U.S. and Europe, with about 1.2 million gallbladder removal surgeries performed in the U.S. alone each year. The disease is mostly caused by infection, inflammation or blockage of the gallbladder and can result in nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
This pear-shaped organ is situated above the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen and functions as storage for bile juice. The American College of Surgeons recommends surgery as a treatment for gallbladder pain as a result of gallstones and non-functioning gallbladders.
Introducing the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System
Recently robot assisted surgery became the most preferred form of surgery, since it is minimally invasive and results in less trauma and pain for the patients. The robot assisted tool is used for a procedure known as single-incision robotic-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System. Read More