The Future of Surgery is at Grand Strand Medical Center

Meet our newest assistant in the operating room at Grand Strand Medical Center — a robot named da Vinci. The da Vinci surgical system provides robotic surgery capabilities that enable surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach. Grand Strand Medical Center surgeons are using the da Vinci robot for prostatectomy and gynecological procedures. Learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery.

In 2013, Grand Strand Medical Center upgraded to a single site surgery for gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). This minimally invasive option provides patients with virtually scarless results! Using robotic surgery, your surgeon is able to perform a virtually scarless procedure using state-of-the-art precision instruments. The surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring. We are excited to offer da Vinci Single-Site® Cholecystectomy for qualified patients.

da Vinci Single-Site Cholecystectomy offers the following potential patient benefits:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Virtually scarless results
  • Minimal pain
  • Short hospital stay
  • Low blood loss
  • Low rate of wound infection
  • High patient satisfaction


The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of urological and gynecological procedures worldwide.

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