Why Single-Site Surgery is Better

Single-Site™ da Vinci® Surgery is minimally invasive – performed through one small incision through the navel (belly button). Unlike laparoscopy, which can have 4 or more incisions, or traditional open surgery, the Single-Site da Vinci procedure has only one port incision through your belly button.

incision comparison traditional surgery

Gallbladder patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery typically experience virtually scarless results. After recovery, the scar is almost impossible to see.


Single site instruments

Drawing of how the Single Site surgery is done

Single-Site da Vinci Surgery offers patients the following potential benefits:

  • Minimal scarring1,2
  • Minimal pain1,2
  • Low blood loss1
  • Fast recovery3
  • Short hospital stay1,3
  • High patient satisfaction3

This procedure is performed using the da Vinci  Single-Site Surgical System.

Single Site surgery with the da Vinci system

da Vinci 
is a state-of-the-art
robotic surgical platform that
translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of
instruments inside your body. 

Doctor Controls da Vinci



da Vinci’s vision system provides your surgeon with 3D-HD visualization allowing for enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. During the entire procedure, your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System.

Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci cannot act on its own – the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

Together, the da Vinci System and Single-Site™ instruments allow your doctor to perform gallbladder surgery through a single incision. As a result, you may be able to get back to your life without the recovery time or scars that usually follow major surgery.

The da Vinci System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date. Talk with your doctor to see if this procedure is right for you. While the da Vinci Si Single-Site System has increased the number of patients who are candidates for minimally invasive gallbladder removal, it may not be right for everyone. View our Disclaimer and research notes