Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery with Advanced Robotics at Nicholson Clinic

Aug 27, 2019

As a leader in bariatric surgery, Nicholson Clinic is pleased to announce our surgeons now utilize advanced robotics during bariatric procedures. Bariatric surgery has evolved in recent years, and this new technology can improve and positively impact patient outcomes, as explained by Dr. Nick Nicholson in a recent Facebook Live video.

The latest development in robotic surgery is known as the da Vinci Xi. This robot is the fourth generation and the most advanced robotics currently available for bariatric surgery. The da Vinci Xi robot allows surgeons to perform not only general surgery, but also minimally invasive gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery without fully opening up the abdomen, reducing risk to the patient and improving patient outcomes.

The da Vinci Xi robotics system allows Nicholson Clinic surgeons to utilize tiny instruments and a few small incisions in the abdomen with real-time adjustments for every movement of the surgeon’s hand. Guided by our trained surgeons, the robot is 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 with less pain, which can be a factor in a patient’s long term outcomes.

To stay at the leading edge of bariatric surgery, Nicholson Clinic is continually implementing new technology and has 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 only natural that our three surgeons would embrace the da Vinci Xi as a way to benefit our patients who come to us seeking weight loss surgery from not just from North Texas but all over the world.

Because this equipment is only available at the top tier of hospitals throughout the country, there are only a handful of bariatric surgeons in the U.S. with the credentials to operate the da Vinci Xi robot. We are proud to now be able to offer this new, safe and effective technique to our patients.