Mary T. Had Robotic Gallbladder Removal with Dr. Daniel Marcus

At 79, I am ready to enjoy the twilight of my years with grace. I am very happy to say the daVinci system allowed me the fastest recovery time, meaning I could get back to living a full and active life as quickly as possible.

Mary T.

I am 79 years old and haven’t had a single surgical procedure since age seven. Though I respect surgeons deeply (my grandfather was one), I try to avoid doctor visits as much as possible. As I mentioned, my grandfather was a surgeon, so I understand them on a very personal level. Dr. Marcus was brimming with joy for his profession, and as he explained my condition, each sentence set me more and more at ease. By the time he started to speak about the daVinci robotic system, honestly, I was more excited than he was! The surgery itself went perfectly! Upon returning home I felt some soreness for two or three days. It was difficult to do any serious lifting or bend down, but by the end of the first week, I was back to 100%. The only change I have made in my lifestyle is to avoid unhealthy foods in the hopes of not irritating my digestive system. I haven’t had a single incident since the surgery and as a bonus, I have been eating better. Without a doubt, this procedure was a win-win.

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