St. Francis Hospital has added a new state-of-the-art gallbladder procedure called the single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This new procedure is performed through a single skin incision in the patient's navel as compared to a traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy which requires several small incisions.
The procedure is being performed by physicians James Majors and Michael Borkat.
"Patients are attracted to the visual appeal of having fewer post-operative scars," said Majors. "Fewer incisions can also mean faster recovery times, less risk for infection and less pain."