Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center utilizes Robotic Assisted Surgery for a variety of surgeries. Single site robotic assisted gallbladder surgery is now performed through a single incision using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose single site surgery, after discussion with a surgeon, experience a virtually scarless procedure as the surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring. The primary potential benefits include:
Low blood loss
Short hospital stay
High patient satisfaction
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.