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Evergreen Hospital to Perform Region's First Single-Incision Gallbladder Removal
Date:3/20/2012

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Hospital – one of the region's leaders in minimally invasive surgery – will perform the first single-incision gallbladder removal in the Washington and Oregon region on March 21 using a state-of-the-art robotically assisted device in a procedure just approved by the FDA.

Evergreen's Dr. Michael Towbin will remove the gallbladders from two patients – a 66-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman – making a small, single incision in the patients' belly buttons using the da Vinci robot-assisted system.

"We are pleased to offer this exciting technology that, combined with the skill of our highly trained medical staff, will allow us to provide our patients with a safer outpatient procedure with significantly reduced recovery times," said Evergreen Healthcare CEO Bob Malte.

Normally, gallbladder surgery requires a large opening in the abdomen, or in laparoscopic surgery, multiple incisions in the abdomen. Traditional surgery typically requires an in-patient hospital stay with recovery times ranging from days to weeks.

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits just below the liver on the upper-right side of the abdomen. It collects and stores bile – a digestive fluid produced in the liver – and its removal can relieve the pain and discomfort of gallstones. The new surgical method with the da Vinci system will lead to safer outcomes and fast recovery times.

Surgeons use the da Vinci robot's master controls to maneuver surgical instruments while being guided by a high-resolution endoscopic camera. The da Vinci robot arms extend the natural motion of the surgeon's hands and refine those movements to reduce the likelihood of error. The system allows surgeons to operate with precision, enhanced maneuverability and three-dimensional visualization.

The adoption of the da Vinci system is one step in Evergreen's history of serv
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