Surgery is generally the most effective treatment option for a wide range of conditions. Yet, traditional open surgery usually requires a large incision and has many drawbacks. Fortunately, Albany Medical Center offers robotic assisted, minimally invasive general surgical procedures that eliminate the need for traditional open surgery and provide numerous benefits to patients with various types of conditions.
Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypass Surgery
Weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) is one of the most effective treatments for obesity through a procedure known as gastric bypass. Gastric bypass surgery resizes the stomach limiting the food intake and calorie absorption which results in weight loss. Gastric bypass surgery can be performed open or laparoscopically, however, some patients are candidates for robotic gastric bypass surgery using the da Vinci robot.
Robotic Asisted Cholecystectomy
Robotic assisted cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. For patients with a diseased gallbladder or whose symptoms cannot be controlled through medications, it may be recommended to have the gallbladder surgically removed. Through a single incision in the patient's naval using the da Vinci robot, the single port robotic assisted cholecystectomy can be performed.
Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair
A hernia occurs when part of the internal organ bulges through a weak area of muscle. Hernias are often found in the abdomen or groin. Hernias can be repaired by traditional open or laparoscopic surgery. For appropriate patients, the da Vinci robot may also be used to surgically repair the hernia.
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