Virtually Scarless Gallbladder Surgery
Dr. Sasse introduced the Virtually Scarless single-site gallbladder procedure in northern Nevada. In this procedure, Dr. Sasse uses the daVinci robotic system and a single small incision hidden in the belly button to remove the gallbladder. The results are successful relief from gallbladder symptoms and virtually no scars.
First a small incision is made by Dr. Sasse at the umbilicus (belly button), and camera is introduced for a preliminary examination of the abdomen and the gallbladder.
Next, Dr. Sasse examines the gallbladder and prepares to connect the daVinci Single Site system.
Dr. Sasse carefully docks, or connects, the daVinci system, utilizing only the single port for the instruments he will need.
Dr. Sasse controls every aspect of the movement of the instruments by working at the daVinci instrument console. In reality, the system is not a “robot” at all, but a sophisticated surgical instrument.
After the gallbladder is removed, Dr. Sasse places a single Bandaid on the single small incision at the belly button. “Virtually scarless”!