Sergey Lyass, MD
Bariatric Surgeon & Weight Loss Physician located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA
For patients needing surgical removal of the gallbladder, Dr. Lyass utilizes the da Vinci Robotic Surgery system. Patients experience a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure by which a robotic aid is used. Patients in the Los Angeles area can receive treatment at one of Dr. Lyass’s three locations: Glendale, Marina del Rey, and Beverly Hills.
da Vinci Robotic Single Site Cholecystectomy Q & A
Gallbladder disease is a growing concern for many adults across the United States and Europe, affecting as many as 15% of the total population. While the condition is most common among those who are overweight and are over the age of 40, women, Hispanics and Native Americans seem to be at a higher risk for developing the disease than others.
The gallbladder is responsible for releasing bile into the digestive tract during digestion to help with the breakdown of food. When the gallbladder becomes damaged or obstructed, it can result in a series of uncomfortable symptoms, such as inflammation or infection.
- Pain in the upper-right side of the abdomen
- Abdominal pressure or feeling of fullness
- Clay-colored stool
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
In many situations, the removal of a gallstone or medical treatment of another kind is enough to alleviate any discomfort and concern. However, in severe cases surgical intervention may be necessary.
About Gallbladder Surgery
Surgical removal of the gallbladder is only done in severe situations where all other medical interventions were unsuccessful. The gallbladder is not an essential organ, and so while removing the gallbladder will typically require changes to one’s diet, the procedure is generally regarded as a safe and effective way to correct chronic gallbladder disease.
A cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal surgery, is a minimally-invasive robotic procedure. This means that the entire operation is done with the use of specialized cameras and robotic arms, allowing your gallbladder surgeon to complete the operation with no more than a minor incision. The benefits of this type of operation include minimal scarring, reduced post-operative pain, and a quickened recovery period.
The da Vinci single incision cholecystectomy presents the unique advantage of eliminating all visible scarring by electing to make the incision in the naval. A microscopic camera is inserted through one of these incisions, and then using the robotic hands, your surgeon can navigate and complete the operation thanks to a 3-D high-definition projected image on a screen in the operating room. These state of the art features provide your gallbladder surgeon with additional precision and enhanced vision throughout the procedure.
For more information about the most effective methods of treatment for gallbladder disease, contact your gallbladder surgeon
*Individual Results May Vary