Performs World’s First Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy

Dr. Dobson continues to be amongst the forerunners in the adoption of new technology in the field of general surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Since May 2008, Dr. Dobson has performed over 100 procedures using the Da Vinci HD Robotic system, the most advanced surgical tool available inmeical history! From simple procedures such as cholecystectomy for gallbladder removal,

Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dobson has pioneered techniques in the use of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and  routinely performs the following robotic procedures:
Esophageal Surgery
Hiatal Hernia/Reflux
Heller Myotomy
Giant Paraesophageal Hernias
Oncologic Resections/Esophagectomy
Biliary, Pancreatic and Hepatic Surgery
Biliary Reconstructions/Bypass
Hepatic Resections
Klatskin Tumors and Biliary Reconstruction
Pancreas Surgery
Pancreatic resections
Robotic Whipples and Subtotal/Distal Pancreatectomies with or without Splenectomy

Gastric Surgery and Resections
Gastric Bypass for Palliation
Small Intestine Robotic Surgery
Crohn’s Disease
Entero-cutaneous Fistula
Small Bowel Diversion
Diseases of the Colon
Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Reconstruction (J-pouch)
Laparoscopic Colectomy for Benign (ie Diverticular) and Malignant (Cancerous) Disease
Diseases of the Rectum
Rectosigmoid Resection with Colonanal Anastamosis
Rectal Cancer Surgery with Total Mesorectal Excision
Abdominal-Perineal Resection
Repair of Rectal Prolapse/Proctopexy
Incisional Hernia Repair
Repair of Incisional and Recurrent Hernias with 4 small Incisions,

Robotic Surgery Explained

The daVinci robot allows surgeons to use merge all the advantages of traditional open surgery with all the advantages of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, without the limitations of current laparoscopic surgery.  Patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times and less blood loss than even with open or traditional laparoscopic surgery.

     The difference between robot-assisted surgery and a traditional operation are particularly noticeable in abdominal and pelvic operations.