Paragon Surgical Specialists offers the recently FDA approved Single-Site® technology for cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery). Performed by General Surgeon, Brian J. Schmidt, MD, FACS, which allows him to perform surgery on the gallbladder through a single incision in the navel. This type of approach makes the procedure even less invasive and the patient virtually scar free. As a result of this technology, the potential benefits include a lower rate of recurrence, pain and shorter hospital stay.
Dr. Schmidt emphasizes there are many advantages to performing the da Vinci surgery, so he presents it to patients when it is suitable for their particular conditions as an option. “I have seen patients satisfaction with postoperative pain and scars improve with robotic surgery,” he said.
Paragon is the only surgical practice in the Cabarrus region to offer the technology for hernia and single incision gall bladder surgery.
Dr. Schmidt received his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic and is board certified in general surgery.