Dr. Citro might recommend gallbladder surgery for several reasons, including:
A Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is the small, pouch-like organ near your liver that stores the digestive fluid, called bile. If gallstones develop and stop the flow of bile, surgery might be necessary.
Using the da Vinci Single-Site technology to perform gallbladder surgery allows Dr. Citro to make one small incision using miniature instruments that are far more flexible and dexterous than the human hand. The robotic-assisted technology is minimally invasive and translates the surgeon’s hand movements allowing for maximum precision and control.
The scarring from this surgery is minimal and even nonexistent in some cases. Dr. Citro offers minimally invasive gallbladder surgery, to give you the best outcome possible.
Dr. Citro gives you all the necessary information to prepare you for your upcoming surgery. You might be asked to:
Like any surgery, you must plan ahead for your recovery. Some patients can return home on the same day of their surgery, but others might need to stay overnight.
You’ll be monitored by a nurse or doctor, and they’ll decide when you’re ready to be sent home. However, you won’t be allowed to drive, so you need to get someone to drive for you.
You’ll also need to rearrange your schedule to allow enough time to do just what the doctor ordered: Lie in bed and rest. You should also stay in touch with your nurse or Dr. Citro and keep them informed of your progress.
We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
"My experience with Dr. Citro, his office staff and his surgical staff were amazing, from the first visit until my follow up from surgery. I would refer him to anyone."
"The doctor was very efficient. The procedure to take out two hernias took less than an hour. I am very happy that I was referred to him by my doctor."
"He was pleasant, explained what the procedure involved, gave me information on the procedure... And staff helped alleviate any fears I had of getting surgery."
"I feel very comfortable with the job Dr. Citro performed on me. I'm healing well and feel great! Dr. Citro was very professional, and personable."
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"I have had to use the services of Dr. Citro on two occasions and on both he did a excellent job. I can recommend him and if I am in need again will not hesitate."
"Dr. Brian Citro is the best I really appreciate what he did for me. During my hernia surgery all his staff were very helpful and nice."
"He is really good, having full mastery of the art of doing robotic surgery. He will explain to you thoroughly what will you expect from your procedure. Thanks Doc."
"The entire process was handled with professionalism, and care. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with the entire situation. I would definitely recommend him."
"Staff was very friendly, helpful, cordial and prompt. Dr. Citro was very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure I felt comfortable."
"I was thoroughly pleased with my experience with Dr Citro. After he performed the surgery, the scar was barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him."
"Hopefully we won't have any further needs to see a surgeon but if we did - we would choose Dr. Citro again."
"My doctor who referred me said that if he was having my surgery he would have Citro do the surgery, so that was enough for me. Recovery went well and post op was good."
"Dr. Citro has done several surgeries for me and I won't go anywhere else when I need surgery in the future. Love him and all his staff!"