Dr. Clay Albrecht, MD, FACS has performed thousands of laparoscopic and robotic surgery procedures in Katy, Tx. He is a board certified General Surgeon who is at the forefront of ensuring a patient-centered approach for every patient who comes for consultation. While he has carried out thousands of surgeries, he knows that every case is unique and that every patient needs special attention.
With his years of experience in both minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery procedures and robotic surgery procedures, Dr. Albrecht exemplifies excellence and precision with a proven safety record.
Gallbladder Surgery is a surgical procedure carried out by surgeons to remove the gallbladder because of gallstones or other symptoms that cause patients pain or infection.
The surgical process to remove the gallbladder is known as Cholecystectomy. While there are several ways to remove the gallbladder, the most common is through laparoscopy. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal or Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a standard technique and the most convenient and efficient way for surgeons to remove a patient’s gallbladder. This technique is less invasive, and patients experience less pain; and its benefits outweigh that of open surgery. During the surgery, the patient is under general anesthesia.
It was not long ago that open surgery had been the most common procedure available for hernia repair. However, today, doctors prefer laparoscopic hernia surgery for the treatment of bilateral or recurrent hernia because of its higher success rate.
Laparoscopic hernia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a few small incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope (a tube-like instrument with a tiny camera) is inserted through the small incision. The surgeon then views the patient’s abdomen through an outside monitor.
Dr. Clay Albrecht, MD, FACS has operated on countless hernia repair and gallbladder removal using the robotic surgery technique. Dr. Albrecht has always believed in the potential of robot assisted surgery and that it can go beyond the restrictions of traditional laparoscopy.
Robotic surgery offers a better range of motion for robotic surgeons using the robotic arms of the da Vinci. The surgical instrument (da Vinci) helps robotic surgeons to carry out complex surgical procedures. This robot assisted minimally invasive technique uses only small cuts on the abdomen rather than several cuts.
However, some cases do not need the Da Vinci instrument, and Dr. Albrecht is experienced in these types of conditions.
Each year, it is estimated that more than a million people in the United States undergo gallbladder removal. Fortunately, most people who are recommended to undergo gallbladder removal are candidates for robotic surgery. The process of robotic Cholecystectomy is similar to that of the laparoscopic technique but with better visualization, precision, and accuracy.
Surgery is the only recommended treatment for hernia repair. Dr. Albrecht has performed various hernia repair surgeries but has found out that employing a robotic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach yielded better results.