OLOLPG Doctor Leads the Way in Robotic-Assisted Gallbladder Removal 05/31/2012
Dr. Mark Hausmann of the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge is among the first surgeons in the country to perform single site robotic cholecystectomy. The technique also allows patients less pain, less bleeding and faster recovery. Traditional robotic surgeries may require three to four incisions. This procedure is completed with one incision through the navel and usually takes about one hour followed by a two-hour hospital stay.
Dr. Hausmann was the first surgeon to perform a single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal in South Louisiana. He is one of only 40 surgeons in the country trained to perform this procedure. For patients, the benefits of this new technique include less pain, less bleeding, faster recovery and a virtually scarless result. For surgeons, the benefits include better visualization and more precision.
"As a surgeon, I am always looking for ways improve the surgical experience for my patients and by completing specialized training to complete single-incision gall bladder removal, I can offer patients a procedure with minimal pain and a minimal scar," said Dr. Hausmann. "This procedure is another way Our Lady of the Lake is leading the way in robotic and minimally invasive surgery."