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Nicholson Clinic to Use da Vinci Xi

Aug 16, 2019
The Nicholson Clinic announced it has begun using advanced robotics to help bariatric surgery patients in Texas.

Founder Explains the Latest in Robotic Technology for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Plano, TX, August 15, 2019 – The Nicholson Clinic announced it has begun using advanced robotics to help bariatric surgery patients in Texas. In a recent Facebook Live, the founder of the clinic, Dr. Nick Nicholson, explained how bariatric surgery has evolved over the past few years and the ways this new technology can improve and positively impact patient outcomes.

This newest development in robotic surgery is known as the da Vinci Xi. This robot is the fourth generation and the most advanced robotics available for bariatric surgery. The da Vinci Xi allows surgeons to perform not only general surgery, but also gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery without fully opening up the abdomen. This type of surgical procedure reduces patient risk and can improve patient outcomes.

This robotics system allows the surgeon to utilize tiny instruments and a few small incisions in the abdomen with real-time adjustments for every movement the surgeon’s hand makes. With the surgeon guiding the robot’s arms, it’s able to bend and move in unique ways that traditional instruments are not able to do. A high-definition, 3D camera provides the surgical team with real-time views inside the patient’s abdomen. The reduced risk of complications means most patients will experience shorter hospital stays and more comfortable recovery periods, which can be a factor in their long term outcomes.

Over the last 15 years or so, the Nicholson Clinic has implemented new technology and helped many medical device companies train doctors worldwide on best practices for new medical equipment. Nicholson Clinic is dedicated to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, so it’s natural all three surgeons would embrace this as a way to benefit patients coming from not just from North Texas but all over the world. There are only a handful of bariatric surgeons in the U.S. with the credentials to operate this equipment since it is only available at the top tier of hospitals throughout the nation. The Nicholson Clinic is proud to now be able to offer this new, safe and effective technique to their patients.

About Nicholson Clinic

Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.