by providing the most advanced medical
technology and care.
Our purpose is to provide
excellent emergency service and elective
general surgery service to the Austin metro
and surrounding areas.
by providing the most advanced
medical technology and care.
Our purpose is to provide
excellent emergency service and
elective general surgery service to
the Austin metro and surrounding
Dr. Choudhry is an active member of numerous medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Travis County Medical Society among others.
Dr. Choudhry is board certified in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). In addition to routine general surgery practice, Dr. Choudhry specializes in minimally invasive surgery including robotic procedures, as well as breast, colorectal, hernia and gallbladder surgery.
Robotic Assisted Surgery
If you’ve learned you need surgery on your kidneys, digestive tract, reproductive system, lungs or another organ, robotic-assisted surgery may be an option. Although “robotic” is in the title, a robot isn’t performing your surgery. It’s your surgeon who performs and controls the surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive surgery performed by surgeons using the da Vinci® surgical system.
The da Vinci system allows surgeons to perform a wide range of surgeries through a few small cuts (incisions). Because the surgeon makes only small cuts, robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive. Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery, where the surgeon makes a cut large enough to look inside your body and operate. The da Vinci system makes it possible for your surgeon to operate through incisions that are about the size of a dime.
Within your abdomen are vital organs that make it possible for you to convert food into energy and nutrients to fuel your body. The organs of your digestive tract include your stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and intestines. When conditions affecting your digestive tract lower your quality of life, and if lifestyle changes, medicines, and other options don’t improve your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.
In the past, surgeons made large incisions in skin and muscle so that they could directly see and work on the area of concern. This is called open surgery. Today doctors still perform open surgery, but can also perform many procedures in the abdomen and on the digestive tract, often called General Surgery, using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery, possibly with da Vinci technology.
Both minimally invasive approaches only require one or a few small incisions that doctors use to insert surgical equipment and a camera for viewing. In laparoscopic surgery, doctors use special long-handled tools to perform surgery while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.
Da Vinci surgical systems are comprised of three components: surgeon console, patient-side cart, and vision cart.
- Surgeon console
The surgeon console is where your surgeon sits during the procedure, has a crystal-clear 3DHD view of your anatomy, and controls the instruments. The tiny instruments are “wristed” and move like a human hand, but with a far greater range of motion.
- Patient cart
The patient-side cart is positioned near the patient on the operating table. It is where the instruments used during the operation move in real time in response to your surgeon’s hand movements at the surgeon console.
- Vision cart
The vision cart makes communication between the components of the system possible and provides a screen for the care team to view the operation.
Robotic-assisted surgery with a da Vinci system gives surgeons access to technology features that include:
- A high-definition 3D camera system with high magnification that provides immersive viewing of the gallbladder and surrounding area.
- Firefly fluorescence imaging which offers visualization beyond the human eye by activating injected dye to light up and clearly show the gallbladder and surrounding structures, including the ducts.
- Da Vinci Single-Site technology, which allows surgeons to make just one incision near the belly button, providing patients with nearly scarless results.
All surgery involves risk. You can read more about associated risks of cholecystectomy
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