Alta Bates Summit Surgeons Perform Rare Robotic-Assisted Surgery
First in East Bay to Perform Procedure through Bellybutton
Patients at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland can now receive the most common surgical procedure — gallbladder removal — in less time, with minimal discomfort and likely no visible scar thanks to a new breakthrough procedure.
Alta Bates Summit surgeons performed the first two robotic single-incision gallbladder removals (cholecystectomy) of this type in the East Bay Area using the de Vinci Robotic Surgical System on Monday, April 16.
“The combination of this exciting new technology and our highly skilled surgical team will result in better surgical out comes for our patients. It’s less invasive and results in quicker recovery and cosmetic satisfaction with no visible scar,” says Alta Bates Summit Surgeon Steve Stanten, M.D., Chief of Surgery at the Summit Campus.
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