Kiva C. Had Gallbaldder Removal with Dr. Ronald Hurst
I would recommend Dr. Hurst and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital to patients facing gallbladder surgery. The level of personal attention stood out to me as a unique feature of the treatment I received.
I was diagnosed with gallstones, and suddenly my ongoing abdominal symptoms made sense. My primary care doctor said it became apparent that my gallbladder needed to be removed. I was concerned. I did some research, and the "horror stories" that patients recounted on the Internet scared me more. Then, I had a consultation with Dr. Ronald Hurst. That talk changed things a lot. He recommended a single-incision, minimally invasive approach. I had the surgery. It was robotically-assisted. Technology has come a long way. I was in and out of the hospital the same day. I dreaded the hospital stay so I was very happy to leave that early. It was the first week after the surgery that was more difficult, but the recovery was quick. I have taken stock of my overall health and decided to make a positive change. I’m eating better and watching my diet. Surgery wakes you up.