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Robotic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) Surgery in Austin, TX

Many patients feel nervous about choosing surgery for gallbladder removal. However, robotic gallbladder surgery is faster and less invasive than traditional operation. It involves using surgical robots operated by skilled surgeons. This method allows for smaller incisions in the abdomen. Patients may go home the same day or after a short hospital stay.

The skilled surgeons at ATX Robotic Surgery are ranked among one of the trusted gallbladder removal surgeons near you in Austin. Don’t hesitate to schedule your appointment and overcome any surgery fears!

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Understanding the Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a sac-like organ in the upper right belly. It’s connected to the liver and holds bile, which helps digest fats. When needed, the gallbladder releases bile into the gut to break down fats, making it easier for the body to absorb them.

Since the GB is just a storage organ, humans can survive without the GB without any problems or complications. Unfortunately, the GB can become diseased or develop stones, which then lead to symptoms requiring medical care.

What is A Gallstone?

Gallstones form from hardened cholesterol crystals in the gallbladder. Cholesterol gallstones are more common than Pigment gallstones (formed from excess bilirubin in the bile).

Symptoms of Gallstones

They can be mild or extreme, such as sudden pain in and around your stomach, chest, or back that intensifies, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps or cramping, mild or severe. Bloating is also common after eating. Fever or chills can also occur if the gallbladder is inflamed or infected.

Some patients experience similar symptoms to a heart attack. Pain radiating into the chest, reflux, and burning in the upper abdomen/chest. Many times, a suspected heart attack is actually Gallbladder disease. These symptoms may last a few days a week or longer.

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms, our specialists can help you with accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Risk Factors for Gallstones

These are some factors that may increase your risk for gallstones:

  • Family history of gallstones
  • Losing weight very quickly
  • Eating a high-fat diet
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Age 40 and over
  • Diabetes
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Robotic Cholecystectomy Surgery Procedure at ATX

Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder with an operation. This type of surgery is done electively or urgently if needed.

Robot-assisted cholecystectomy is routinely performed in both elective and urgent circumstances. It is a minimally invasive approach to operating.

Due to recent innovations and advances in medicine and technology, Robotic Cholecystectomy has become a popular method to remove the Gallbladder. This procedure involves removing the GB from its original position by entering the abdominal cavity and using smaller incisions. Your ATX Robotic surgeon controls the Robotic device from a console and uses small, appropriate instruments to operate it.

The surgeon is always in control of the robotic instruments. This incredible technology allows our expert surgeon, Dr. Burman, to make incredibly precise, delicate movements beyond what the human hand can do. In addition, the system’s camera provides high-definition 3D magnified views during the surgery.

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Benefits of Choosing Our Surgeon for Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

  1. Your Well-Being. Our Priority: Our advanced Da Vinci robotic surgery technology allows for precise and minimally invasive gallbladder removal, helping you return to your daily life sooner.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Our surgeons understand gallbladder conditions and plan out treatments to your needs and preferences.
  3. State-of-the-art Technology: With Da Vinci robotic surgery, we ensure improved visibility and accuracy of the operation.
  4. Minimal Scarring: Using Single-Site technology, our surgeons perform robotic gallbladder surgery through a single incision near your belly button, resulting in less visible scars.
  5. Reduced Risk: Our experienced surgeons use the latest technology to lower the risks associated with gallbladder surgery.
  6. Compassion & Dedication: We offer thorough pre-surgery consultations and post-operative support for a smooth recovery.

Cholangiogram: Importance of Firefly Cholangiogram During Robotic Surgery

A cholangiogram is a test that is sometimes done while performing gallbladder surgery. This test allows surgeons to see the bile ducts. It is vital in gallbladder surgery to stay away from the major bile ducts and only cut the duct that leads to the gallbladder. Gallbladder disease can make anatomy difficult to visualize, especially regarding infections and inflammation. Traditional cholangiograms are done using a dye during laparoscopic surgery, which is directly injected into the duct. This takes more time, is invasive, and requires radiation as an x-ray.

Firefly cholangiography is a cholangiogram that can be done during robotic surgery. This type of cholangiogram is done by injecting a dye into the patient’s IV, and the robotic camera can detect it in the patient’s bile ducts/liver/gallbladder. This technique only takes seconds and improves the accuracy of identifying the ducts using a simple, faster, minimally invasive method without radiation. Every robotic gallbladder removal surgery done by an ATX Robotic surgeon utilizes the firefly cholangiography.

Data has shown all the following benefits of using robotic surgery:

  • Less overall complications ( Ie, Hernia, bleeding, pain, infections, need for further operations of procedures)
  • Quicker return back to work and life activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain

Patient Experience

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I was seen by Dr. Burman to get my gallbladder removed. The entire experience was great. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. If I ever need another organ taken out, I know who I’m letting do it! Huge thank you to Dr. Burman & all your staff!

– Colt Rush

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Dr. Buczek and his team did a great job removing my inflamed and ruptured gallbladder. I would recommend them to anyone needing the surgery they require. Was kept updated all along prior to surgery and after. The whole team did a great job.

Don West

Are You A Candidate For Robotic Gallbladder Removal?

You can qualify for robotic gallbladder removal surgery if you have gallstones or gallbladder inflammation. This option is often considered when traditional laparoscopic surgery becomes challenging (usually in cases of obesity or prior abdominal surgeries). Our gallbladder surgeons will assess your condition and consider the most suitable approach for you.

ATX Robotic Surgery in Austin, TX, Performs Robotic Operations at All the Following Hospitals. Contact us now for a Diagnosis and the Best Available Treatment Options.

Looking for ‘ATX gallbladder surgery near me? We offer robot-assisted cholecystectomy at all the following hospitals:

Robotic-assisted surgery is changing the field, providing precise accuracy and better results. Dr. Burman, a leader in this advanced technology, can help you get effective results with gallbladder robotic surgery. Explore the future of precise surgery —


What medical options are available for your gallbladder pain?

Treatment options for gallbladder pain include medication, dietary changes, and minimally invasive robotic surgery for long-term relief. ATX Robotic Surgery specializes in advanced robotic cholecystectomy, offering effective treatment options to relieve gallbladder pain and improve your quality of life.

What happens if you don’t get robotic surgery?

Without robotic surgery, you may continue to experience persistent gallbladder pain and potentially develop complications such as gallstones, infections, or inflammation. Robotic-assisted surgery at our center ensures a quicker recovery, minimal scarring, and reduced risks, allowing you to return to everyday activities confidently and comfortably.

What are the differences between open, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery?

Open surgery involves larger incisions, laparoscopic surgery utilizes small incisions and a camera, while robotic-assisted surgery combines advanced technology with surgical expertise for enhanced precision and shorter recovery times.  Consult our surgeons to learn more about the benefits of robotic gallbladder removal surgery.

When to call your doctor?

You must call your doctor immediately if you experience severe pain, fever, excessive bleeding, or signs of infection after gallbladder surgery. ATX Robotic Surgery prioritizes patient safety and satisfaction, offering prompt medical assistance and ongoing support to address any concerns and ensure effective care for every patient.

What preparation is required before surgery?

Before robotic gallbladder surgery, thorough preparation is essential, including medical tests, adjustments to medications, and adherence to pre-operative instructions. Our dedicated team ensures complete pre-surgical assessment and personalized care for your safety and comfort throughout the surgery.

What should I expect after gallbladder surgery?

After gallbladder surgery, expect discomfort, dietary restrictions, and gradual resumption of normal activities. With ATX Robotic Surgery, you can expect a smooth and speedy recovery, supported by our experienced medical team and specialized post-operative care to minimize any potential complications.

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