About Robotic Gallbladder Surgery

The gallbladder is a pear shaped organ under your liver that stores and concentrates bile to help digest fat. Gallbladder disease includes: inflammation, infection, or blockage (obstruction) of the gallbladder. The most common blockage is a gallstone. Treatment for gallbladder disease may include lifestyle changes, medicines and procedures. Surgery may be needed depending on how severe your symptoms are. This operation is known as cholecystectomy.

Gallbladder surgery is generally done minimally invasively using manual laparoscopy. This technique uses several small incisions to access the gallbladder. This approach is intended to speed recovery, minimize pain, reduce blood loss and complications with the added benefit of reduced scarring.