Robotic Surgery Specialist

Laparoscopic Surgery NW

Laparoscopic Surgery & General Surgeon located in Tacoma, WA

Dedicated to always providing the best possible care for his patients, board-certified general and laparoscopic surgeon, James Rifenbery, MD, FACS, at Laparoscopic Surgery NW actively pursues advanced surgical training to further his skills and techniques. In addition to laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Rifenbery also performs robotic surgery and single incision robotic surgery. These advanced and minimally invasive techniques are an effective alternative to traditional open surgery. To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Rifenbery, call the office in Tacoma, Washington, or use the online booking tool today.

Robotic Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is the newest category of minimally invasive surgery. With the use of the da Vinci® surgical system, Dr. Rifenbery can offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. Because of his skills and training, Dr. Rifenbery is a recommended surgeon by the da Vinci company and serves as a certified proctor, training surgeons all over the United States how to use the robotic system.

The sophisticated surgical tool uses robotic arms equipped with a high-resolution 3D camera and miniaturized wristed instruments that Dr. Rifenbery controls with a handheld device from a surgical console. With the da Vinci system, Dr. Rifenbery can perform surgery using the smallest, most precise incisions. 

The 3D camera magnifies the surgical area and improves Dr. Rifenbery’s visibility. At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter, and seamlessly translate Dr. Rifenbery’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci surgical instruments. 

Robotic surgery doesn’t mean a robot is performing your procedure. Dr. Rifenbery is in full control of every aspect of the process, but with the assistance of the da Vinci robot. 

Dr. Rifenbery offers robotic surgery to perform many procedures, including gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery.

What is single incision robotic surgery?

Single incision robotic surgery is an exciting advancement in minimally invasive procedures. With evolving technology and equipment, Dr. Rifenbery performs complicated surgical procedures with a single incision in the umbilicus (belly button). 

Laparoscopic Surgery NW was one of the first surgical practices in the area to offer this new surgical option. Currently. Dr. Rifenbery offers single incision robotic surgery to perform gallbladder surgery. However, as technology improves, he plans on using innovative tools and techniques to perform other procedures. 

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers many benefits to you and Dr. Rifenbery. The benefits include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Better surgical visibility
  • Improved surgical precision

With the single incision robotic surgery, Dr. Rifenbery can perform your outpatient gallbladder surgery in less than an hour. 

Advances in surgical technology mean better outcomes for you. To learn more about robotic surgery, call Laparoscopic Surgery NW, or use the online booking button to request a consultation with a skilled and experienced surgeon. 

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