The surgeons at East Georgia Regional Medical Center perfrom robotic surgery- a minimally invasive approach to surgery that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures through small incisions. For patients, robotic surgery may offer:
Less pain and scarring
Lower risk of infection
Shorter hospital stays
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic techniques, in which small incisions are made near the surgical treatment area. From a console in the operating room, the surgeon remotely manipulates surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, to perform surgery through the incisions. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide clear details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and range of motion.
Our surgeons can perform a variety of robotic-assisted procedures, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery, including coronary artery bypass
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery, including hysterectomy and fibroid surgery (myomectomy)
- Thyroid surgery
- Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy
Single Incision Gallbladder Surgery
Gallbladder removal can now be performed through one tiny incision - approximately one inch - in the belly button using the robotic-assisted surgical system. East Georgia Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Southeast Georgia to offer this advanced surgery.
Potential benefits of the single incision gallbladder surgery may include virtually scarless results, minimal pain, low blood loss, fast recovery, a short hospital stay and high patient satisfaction. The surgery can be performed in about one hour with a typical hospital stay of less than 24 hours.