Patients who are suffering from gallbladder disease, often have severe, uncomfortable symptoms. When this happens, many physicians recommend removing the gallbladder. This procedure is called a cholecystectomy, and it is one of the most common medical procedures as more than 700,000 cholecystectomies is performed in the United States each year. Elijah Mobley M.D. treats many people in Victorville and Apple Valley by removing their gallbladder, but he prefers to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to complete this procedure rather than more traditional, open techniques.
While both of these types of procedures will get the results the patient needs, there is a better way to maneuver this surgery. Dr. Mobley prefers to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to complete a cholecystectomy. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a robotic surgery system that allows a surgeon to achieve optimum results using minimally invasive techniques. This state-of-the-art technology allows Dr. Mobley to complete the cholecystectomy using one tiny incision at the belly button. This means that patients who opt to have da Vinci® surgery in order to remove their gallbladder will not be left with unattractive scars after the procedure is complete. As it is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery is easier and less painful for the patient.