This is My Story: Enereyda Gonzalez

December 22, 2016
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On June 15, Enereyda Gonzalez was at work when the pain on her left side began. A full-time counter manager for a cosmetic line and a grandmother, she normally pushes through minor aches and pains. This time it was worse. She knew she had to go to the closest ER.

“I thought I was passing a kidney stone, since I had them before. This pain was different. I was referred to a gastroenterologist. After a series of tests, he discovered my gall bladder was the culprit, and suggested I have it removed. He recommended I see General Surgeon Sandra Esquivel, MD. I liked her immediately and felt confident in her. She explained the outpatient procedure would have only one incision.”

“On June 30, I arrived at Edinburg Regional Medical Center at 7:30 a.m. One of the nurses explained that the surgical robot was going to be used, and that I was the first patient at Edinburg Regional to have the SingleSite® robotic surgery. I had one small incision that was sealed with surgical glue and only four internal stitches.”

“My surgery went smoothly and by 1:30 p.m., I was home recovering. I had some discomfort for a few days, but after that, I was fine. After a week, I was driving, and I was cleared to return to work after two weeks. I feel great, and am so thankful to Dr. Esquivel and all the nurses who took excellent care of me. I have referred friends and coworkers to Edinburg Regional Medical Center. It is a wonderful hospital and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have my surgery!”

Are You a Candidate for Robotic Surgery?

If you need surgery and would like to know if robotic surgery is an option for you, talk to your primary care physician.

Learn more about robotic surgery at Edinburg Regional