Robotic Surgery for Treating Gallbladder Cancer
Certain types of gallbladder cancer surgery can be performed with robotic assistance. At Moffitt Cancer Center, our surgical oncologists perform robot-assisted cholecystectomies and radical cholecystectomies, as well as traditional and non-robotic minimally invasive versions of these procedures. This gives our patients a wide range of options when it comes to gallbladder cancer treatment.
When performing robotic surgery, Moffitt’s surgical oncologists use the advanced da Vinci® Surgical System to operate with an extremely high level of precision. With this approach, the gallbladder is removed through a small incision in the stomach. In contrast to traditional surgery, which involves a large abdominal incision, robotic surgery typically results in minimal scarring, less pain and a lower risk of infection. Additional benefits of robot-assisted gallbladder surgery include:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- A quicker return to activity
The surgical oncologists at Moffitt complete a high number of robotic procedures each year, giving them exceptional familiarity with the da Vinci Surgical System – as well as the best ways to use the system’s technologies to their patients’ advantage. And, because our goal is to not only provide the best possible outcome for each patient but also to help them achieve a high quality of life, Moffitt offers a comprehensive range of supportive care services in the same location.