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Dr. Celine Richardson Now Offering Single-Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy at HackensackUMC

November 7, 2012 08:56 AM


Celine Richardson, M.D., staff general surgeon at the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, is now offering single-incision robotic cholecystectomy.

Single-site surgery is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy, making it much easier to perform single-incision surgeries.  The robot provides greater precision and improved 3-D high-definition imagery, offering the surgeon a much better view of the patient’s anatomy. With the robot, the surgeon controls all the movement through their hand motions, but the robot scales down the motion and minimizes tremors, allowing for greater precision. Single-incision surgery enhances the overall treatment of the patient with a multitude of benefits – minimal pain, quick recovery and a faster return to regular everyday activities.

Dr. Richardson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for intra-abdominal pathologies. Her areas of interest include: antireflux procedures, gallbladder surgery, abdominal wall and groin hernia repairs, and small bowel and colon surgeries.

She received her Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and subsequently obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her general surgery residency was completed at Emory University Hospital, and her fellowship training in bariatric and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including endoscopy and basics of robotic surgery, was completed at Northwest and Sinai hospitals of Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Richardson is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is accepting new patients and participates in most insurance plans. To make an appointment, please call 551-996-2959.


About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top four New York metro area hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, and has received nine national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The medical center has also been named one of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® and one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is listed among the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 18 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission, and is listed as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. The medical center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation’s 50 best hospitals, visit:   




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