Dr. Shyam Dahiya, center, a general robotic surgeon from Lakewood, the first in all of the greater Long Beach area to perform the first single site surgery with the da vinci robot at Tri City Regional Medical Center.
Thursday morning he removed a patient’s gallbladder through one small incision in the belly button. Most surgeries have multiple small holes that leave scars. Using the robot, the doctor actually performs the surgery from a remote chair that allows him to control the arms and thus instruments and cameras inside the patient. The chair is similar in appearance to a driving simulator you’d see at an arcade. Additional photos can be seen by visiting the Long Beach Press Telegram’s website by clicking here.
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