Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is a leading-edge technology. Because it is minimally invasive, the precision of robotic technology is ideal for delicate and complex surgeries.

Benefits to Patients

Robotic-assisted surgery enables our surgeons to perform a more precise, less invasive operation than conventional “open” surgery. This offers several potential benefits, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Better clinical outcomes in many cases

Dr. Thomas C Litton and Dr. Jeffrey M Lafondare experienced in the use of robotic-assisted surgery and are recommended by davinci Surgical®. Dr. Lafond was one of the first surgeons in the area to perform single site robotic assisted gallbladder surgery and has performed over 200 robotic surgical procedures. Many doctors come from all over the country to train with him.

Single Site Gallbladder Surgery


If you’ve been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci Surgery. It is minimally invasive – performed through a single small incision using state-of-the-art technology.

Patients who choose Single-Site da Vinci Surgery experience virtually scarless results. That’s because the surgeon operates through only one small incision in the navel (belly button). After a fast recovery, the scar is almost impossible to see.

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

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Fast recovery
  • Short hospital stay
  • High patient satisfaction

This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical 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. 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.

Compared to manual single-port (access) laparoscopy, da Vinci surgeons have improved precision, control, better ergonomics and greater access. These advantages allow your surgeon to perform the most precise and comprehensive single-incision surgery available today.