Tonight May 13th, 9 pm EST: “Robotic Cholecystectomy Hangout”: Brian Smith MD, General Surgeon
by John Bennett MD
May 12, 2014
May 13th, 2014th, 9 pm EST LIVE Brian Smith MD, of Surgical Associates of Virginia, and who is a General Surgeon who frequently uses Robotics will take us through the procedure of a Robotic Cholecystecomy in a Google Hangout format.
You can watch HERE, in Real Time at that time, and can tweet comments or questions with the #Robotics-weekly Hashtag, and Dr. Smith will answer the questions at the appropriate time, in his presentation.
Robotic laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure is a minimally invasive robotic procedure for gallbladder removal. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at a console viewing 3-D images as he uses controls below the display to move robotic arms with attached surgical instruments. The system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The surgery can be performed in less than one hour with a typical hospital stay of two hours.
Unlike traditional robotic surgeries that require three to four small incisions used as access ports for the robotic arms, the new technology allows for a single incision at the belly button where instruments are placed and the diseased organ is removed.