Abdominal Robotic Surgery
ARC general surgeons treat conditions that require a surgical procedure to take place in the abdominal cavity. Those conditions include gallbladder disease, small and large bowel conditions such as obstructions, diverticulitis, cancer, disorders of the liver, spleen, pancreas, and hernias. Traditional open surgery is typically associated with significant amounts of pain, longer recovery, and higher chances of subsequent issues.
All ARC general surgeons are trained in traditional laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques that allow your surgeon to perform the same procedure with significantly less pain and faster recovery utilizing smaller incisions.
Minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery
If your physician recommends surgery for your abdominal condition, ask your doctor what type of surgery could offer you the best outcome and recovery time. The minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery system is a cutting-edge alternative to open surgery and laparoscopy here in Central Texas.
- Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)
Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)
A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver. It's on the upper right side of your belly (abdomen), and stores a digestive juice called bile that is made in the liver. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less invasive, which means it uses very small incisions in your belly. The benefits of a laparoscopic proceduce is less bleeding and the recovery time is usually shorter than an open surgery.
- Hernia Repair
If you suffer from a hernia, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes to ease your symptoms, but surgery is considered the only way to permanently fix the problem. If your physician has recommended surgery to correct your hernia, an ARC General Surgeon is the right choice for you.
- Stomach Cancer Surgery (Gastrectomy)
Stomach Cancer Surgery (Gastrectomy)
Stomach cancer may be treated with surgery. The goal is to remove the tumor and an edge (margin) of healthy tissue around it.
- Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
A splenectomy is a surgery to remove your spleen, an organ that sits under your rib cage on the upper left side of your abdomen.
- Pancreatectomy (Partial or Total Pancreas Removal)
Pancreatectomy (Partial or Total Pancreas Removal)
Surgery can sometimes be used to treat pancreatic cancer. Surgery is sometimes an option to try to remove all of the cancer if it’s still small and hasn't spread (early stage).