Single-Site Robotic Surgery

The most common minimally invasive surgery is laparoscopy. With traditional laparoscopy and multi-port da Vinci Surgery, surgeons operate through a few small incisions. Now, certain surgeries can be achieved through a small incision in your belly button using single-incision traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery. These procedures allow for virtually scarless results.

At Jupiter Medical Center, single site robotic surgery is offered for selected patients for gynecologic and general surgery procedures including: hysterectomy, removal of ovaries and gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). Dr. Donna Pinelli, medical director of the Frank E. and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, performed Palm Beach County’s first single-site gynecologic surgery. Dr. Raul Arroyo offers single site gallbladder removal. da Vinci Single-Site surgery offers the following potential benefits, similar to single-incision laparoscopy:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low blood loss
  • Low rate of wound infection
  • Short hospital stay
  • Virtually scarless surgery

Single-site procedures are performed using the da Vinci Surgical System – offering the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. The da Vinci System is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site® Instruments and accessories are cleared for use in gallbladder removal, and for hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery with Single-Site® Instruments. The safety and effectiveness of this device for use in the performance of general laparoscopic abdominal surgery procedures have not been established.



Laparoscopic incisions vs. Single Site incisions