Single-Incision Robotic Surgery


"I didn't have a scar"

Kimberly Hovendick, a teacher at Lincoln Public Schools, shared that the procedure really appealed to her because it offered a quicker recovery and minimal scarring. “I had my procedure on a Wednesday and reported to school the following Tuesday.”

“I am very pleased that I don’t have a scar. Now, six months after my surgery, you can’t even tell that I had surgery at all. I would recommend this procedure to anyone.”

Rick Windle, MD, (left) reunited with Kimberly Hovendick (right) after her gallbladder removal surgery.   

Dian Hofferber shared that she was  glad she chose robotic surgery for my gallbladder removal. "I was able to get back to my daily routine quicker. I had surgery at 9 a.m. and I was home by 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I felt pretty good by the third and fourth days,” says Hofferber.


Greg Fitze, MD, (left) meets with patient, Dian Hofferber (right), after her gallbladder removal surgery.