The bile it stores may become thicker, leading to a blockage, or gallstones can develop, which is an excruciating condition that causes inflammation and leads to infection. If you suffer from gallstones, you may be advised to have your gallbladder surgically removed.

Gallbladder removal surgery at Advanced Surgical Technology

If you are living with the pain and discomfort of gallstones, our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Liyanage, uses the most advanced surgical techniques for rapid healing, greater comfort, and reduced risk of complications for you, the patient. Rather than open surgery, in which the area is accessed through a larger incision, Dr. Liyanage employs two advanced approaches:

Single site laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal

This surgical approach allows Dr. Liyanage to remove the gallbladder through a single incision site, often the belly button, which leaves no visible scars once healed. This approach is a recent advance in surgical technology offered at Advanced Surgical Technology. The traditional approach required creating a large incision under the ribs of the patient. With single-site laparoscopic surgery, you can experience several very important benefits:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain and discomfort during recovery
  • Reduced risk of blood loss or other complications
  • Minimal scarring

Robotic surgery for gallbladder removal

Advances in technology have led to robotic surgery systems for gallbladder removal and other surgeries. Your gallbladder can be removed through a single small incision, with the surgical tools controlled at a high-tech console. A high-definition camera produces three-dimensional images of the body's interior so that the robotic tools can be operated with accuracy. Robotic gallbladder removal can allow the organ to be removed through a single incision through the belly button. The benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less pain or need for prescription opiate medication
  • Smaller scars, or invisible scar within the belly button
  • Faster recovery

What is gallbladder surgery like to experience?

When undergoing gallbladder removal surgery at Advanced Surgical Technology, you can expect to feel comfortable, cared for, and even pampered. We believe our patients deserve the most advanced treatments, performed with kindness, respect, and integrity.

Before your surgery, you will be required to avoid eating and drinking for several hours. If you need to take a certain medication, take just a very small sip of water. Any medication that could increase the risk of bleeding must be stopped, which will be discussed with your other medical providers. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home when your surgery is complete. We will provide you with a full list of pre-op and post-op instructions and will guide you and support you at every step.

You will not experience any pain during the procedure due to the effect of anesthesia. Our single-site laparoscopic approach involves creating a single incision in your belly button. This advanced approach is virtually scarless, has a low complication rate, and is less likely to lead to infection at the incision site. You will wake up after the procedure, and after monitoring your progress, will be released to return home to rest and recover.

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