Gallbladder Surgery

Averaging over 600 laparoscopic and robotic-assisted gallbladder procedures per year, surgeons at Sacred Heart have extensive experience performing this surgery.

The high surgical volume translates into surgical skill and experience for our patients.

Minimally Invasive Approach

Our focus on minimally invasive approaches helps reduce the risk of infection and speed recovery.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small incisions in the abdomen. The procedure involves inflating the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide and then inserting a lighted scope attached to a video camera (laparoscope) into one incision near the belly button. The surgeon then uses a video monitor as a guide while inserting surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder.

Laparoscopic Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

Using this technique, the surgeon operates through a single entry point, typically the belly button, to remove the gallbladder. Surgeon Travis Littman, MD performs single-site, minimally invasive gallbladder surgery.

National recognition for laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery.

The numbers and awards speak for themselves


2010-2011 Surgery Quality Report

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Overview: About gallstones and the gallbladder

Gallstone symptoms: When surgery is needed

Read about laparoscopic gallbladder surgery

Daniel Cusati, MD, performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat diseases of the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas

Daniel Cusati, MD