“Naples Physician First in Southwest Florida to Remove Gallbladder through Single-Incision Procedure” ›
October 26, 2012
More than one-million people in the United States have their gallbladder removed each year. A new procedure, now available in Southwest Florida makes the surgery less invasive than ever before. Mark A. Liberman, M.D., of of Liberman Advanced Surgical, a 21st Century Oncology practice, was the first Southwest Florida physician to remove a gallbladder through a single incision in the belly button earlier this month. The da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy is performed using specialized surgical instruments aided by the robotic da Vinci® system. The procedure is virtually scarless, and the minimal incision reduces surgical recovery time significantly.