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Robotic Bariatric Surgery Effective for Obesity

Sep 22, 2022
Bariatric surgery technology has evolved over the years, with significant advancements emerging, including advanced robotic systems.

One of these effective approaches is the da Vinci surgical system. This robotic surgical system can be used in gastric bypass and gastric sleeve operations.

The da Vinci system provides high-definition, magnified views for surgeons to direct small incisions to the surgical area using 3D cameras and small instruments. The da Vinci system offers surgeons precision, control, dexterity, and enhanced vision to deliver excellent patient outcomes.

As with traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgery, the system allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries without opening up a patient’s abdomen. This reduces risks and improves outcomes.

The da Vinci Robotic system is safe and effective, offering benefits such as:

  • Shorter hospital stay: Patients may experience a shorter hospital stay than patients who had laparoscopic surgery.
  • Minimally invasive: During robotic assisted surgery, the surgeon will make a few small incisions which improves patient experience with minimum pain, fast healing, and less scarring.
  • More precision and excellent outcomes: Guided by the surgeon, the da Vinci system ensures precise movements with minimal disruptions. Less surrounding tissue is disrupted, and little to no bleeding or postoperative pain is experienced.

The da Vinci Xi is the latest development in robotic surgery and is the fourth generation and most advanced robotic system currently available for bariatric surgery. The 3D high-definition camera allows for a crystal-clear, magnified view of the surgical area. The surgeon operates using a camera and tiny instruments with full range 360-degree motion to surgically maneuver, offering better results. Doctors can clamp, cut, and staple targeted areas, thanks to advanced robotics.

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One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, physician assistants, and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Loop Duodenal Switch, LAP-BAND, Gastric Balloon and Revisions.