da Vinci General Surgery
Minimally invasive general surgery procedures
Oroville Hospital’s da Vinci general surgery offerings address health conditions associated with the digestive tract. When digestive conditions affect an individual’s quality of life and cannot be alleviated by lifestyle changes, medications or other treatments, a physician may recommend surgery. With da Vinci robotic surgery, patients benefit from small incisions, less blood loss and a faster recovery. Regain your health and strength with one of the following da Vinci surgical procedures:
Severe gallbladder disease and its associated symptoms may warrant removal of the gallbladder, an organ that people can live without. Rather than undergoing an extensive open surgery, gallbladder removal can be performed with just a few small incisions in the abdomen or with a single incision using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. Benefit from a virtually scarless single-site cholecystectomy, which facilitates gallbladder removal through one incision in the belly button, resulting in minimal blood loss and a faster recovery time. Our skilled surgeons will determine the best method and approach for gallbladder removal based on each patient’s health history.
Hernias are caused when tissue pushes through an opening in the abdomen or groin area, causing a bulge, swelling or pain in the area. They can only be repaired through surgery. The da Vinci robotic system makes hernia repair simple with just a few small incisions. Early studies have shown that da Vinci hernia repair patients report less pain during recovery, helping them return to activities that matter most to them.
Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal disease (GERD), can be very disruptive to everyday life. For patients whose symptoms cannot be managed with medication and lifestyle changes, a da Vinci surgery called a Nissen fundoplication may be beneficial. This procedure involves wrapping the upper curve of the stomach around the esophagus, which strengthens the valve between these two structures, to prevent acid from rising into the esophagus as easily.
Common conditions affecting the colon include diverticulitis, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which encompasses ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Severe irritation of the colon from these conditions may warrant removal of a section of the colon to relieve symptoms or prevent the spread of cancer. A colectomy with the da Vinci robotic surgery system involves only a few small incisions to remove diseased areas of the colon and reconnect the remaining healthy parts.
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