Robotic Surgery

When Should the Robot be Used?

Dr. Gillian views the robotic platform as another useful tool in caring for his patients.  It’s ultimate utility in the General Surgery spectrum has not yet been settled and the debate on when it should and shouldn’t be used is ongoing.

Procedures Performed By Dr Gillian using the DaVinci Robot include:

Nissen Fundoplication

Toupet Fundoplication

Heller Myotomy


Single Site Cholecystectomy

Dr. Gillian’s experience was the first General Surgeon in the Region to be trained in Robotic Surgery and has been providing this service to his patients when appropriate since 2009.  The typical case that Dr. Gillian uses the DaVinci Robot for are listed below.  Occasionally we do find very unusual cases for which the robot platform is very useful.  One of our cases was so unusual that it was presented by Georgetown Surgical resident at a national meeting.