Recover Faster at West Suburban
Single-Site Incision Surgery - The Belly Button Option
West Suburban Medical Center offers patients leading-edge minimally invasive surgery options. Our highly trained surgeons use state-of-the-art da Vinci® system, the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, for simple and complex procedures, such as hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) through a small incision in a patient’s belly button. This single-site incision technique allows for virtually scarless results. Patients typically leave the hospital hours after their surgery and recover way faster when compared to a traditional, open surgery. da Vinci Single-Site® surgery is performed for benign (non-cancerous) conditions.
Our specialists who are part of the daVinci® General Surgery Epicenter, are leaders in their field and have been using the single-site incision surgery to help patients recover faster from cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder). If your doctor recommends cholecystectomy to treat your gallstone problems, consider the single-site incision option, where the gallbladder is removed through a small incision in your belly button, leaving virtually no scars, after it heals. Patients typically leave the hospital hours after their surgery and recover way faster when compared to a traditional, open surgery. da Vinci Single-Site® surgery is performed for benign (non-cancerous) conditions.
More Minimally Invasive Options
West Suburban Medical Center offers the latest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, providing surgical options with significantly reduced,risk, pain, scarring and recovery time. Many minimally invasive and robotic surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay. Our minimally invasive and robotic team provides the latest treatments, coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across several specialties. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your symptoms or condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic surgery as an effective alternative to traditional open or laparoscopic surgery.
Robotically-trained surgeons in several specialties at West Suburban Medical Center – including urology,gynecology, and general surgery – are able to treat a variety of conditions. Our robotics experts underwent extensive training on the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to learn the latest and best operating techniques. Both surgeons and operating room staff undergo the training.
Because of the high number of surgical case volumes and exemplary operating room protocols, West Suburban Medical Center has become a nationally-recognized teaching site in robotics for general surgery, continuing the hospital's long tradition as an environment of medical learning and advanced patient care within a convenient community setting.
Some of the conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive robotic surgery include:
- Gallbladder Disease & Stones
- Bladder Cancer
- Gynecologic Cancer
- Heavy Uterine Bleeding
- Kidney Disorders
- Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Prolapse
- Stomach Cancer
- Pancreatic Disease
- Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
The da Vinci® Si Surgical System
West Suburban Medical Center is home to the da Vinci ® SI Surgical System – a breakthrough robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand movements making it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. For more information on da Vinci surgery, click here.
To learn more about our robotically-trained surgeons, click here or call our toll-free physician referral service at 866-938-7256.