Stephen G. Pereira Featured in Bergen Health & Life Magazine

On July 25, 2013 / Awards & Honors, News & Press

What are the benefits to the patient when considering robotic surgery?

Our Hackensack based practice, Stephen G Pereira, MD and Associates, specializes in all advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for the treatment of a wide array of conditions primary affecting the abdominal organs. The robotic da Vinci Surgical System is the most technologically advanced technique for the treatment of such conditions as benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and stomach, hiatal hernia and acid reflux (GERD), pancreatic diseases, achalasia (swallowing disorder), and many others.

When discussing robotic surgery options for abdominal procedures, benefits to the patients include reduced scarring, markedly less pain, and shorter recovery from surgery.

Advanced robotic surgery allows the gallbladder to be removed through a single incision at the belly button, resulting in virtually scarless surgery.

The minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery device enables the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions instead of big incisions used in traditional open surgery. This enables us to work with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control, while offering our patients reduced surgical trauma and potentially lowered risk of complications.

Cholecystectomy, which is the surgical removal of gallbladder, is the typical treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions. We now perform this surgery with the new FDA-approved da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. This advanced robotic surgery allows the gallbladder to be removed through a single incision at the belly button, resulting in virtually scarless surgery. This is the latest innovation in robotic surgery, and I was first to perform this procedure in New Jersey.

For further information and to learn if you are a candidate for robotic surgery, please visit laparoscopicsurgerynj.com or call (201) 343-3433.


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