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Dr. Brian Gary performs single-site robotic gallbladder surgery

Hospital news | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brian C. Gary, MD, a general surgeon with the Jackson Clinic, recently performed the first single-site gallbladder removal surgery in the River Region, using the da Vinci® Si Robotic Surgical System.

Using the newest version of the da Vinci system just installed at Jackson, Dr. Gary was able to perform this innovative procedure using state-of-the-art precision instruments.

“The Single-Site procedure allows for a great cosmetic result and a scar that is virtually invisible,” said Dr. Gary. “Using the robot allows for much greater precision than when using manual laparoscopy and is a terrific option for many patients.”

The Single-SiteTM da Vinci Surgery enables surgeons to reduce the traditional number of incisions from four, down to one incision through the belly button that is less than an inch in length, and is a virtually scarless procedure.

“We are pleased to be able to offer these surgical advancements and techniques to the river region,” he said. “We will strive to remain at the forefront of surgical care for our patients.”

The primary potential benefits of Single-Site da Vinci Surgery can include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Lower infection risk
  • Faster recovery
  • Short hospital stay

For a consultation, please contact Dr. Gary at 334-293-6858.

Jackson Hospital is the region’s leader in robotic surgery, with more experience than any other team in Central Alabama. Now with the latest da Vinci technology, surgeons at Jackson Hospital are able to perform more complex cases and more procedures robotically than ever before, including urologic, gynecologic, abdominal and head and neck surgeries. For more information click here.