How Can da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefit My Weight Loss Procedure?
Robotic-assisted surgery refers to procedures incorporating the da Vinci® robot — a sophisticated system that uses computer-guided, surgeon-controlled robotic arms to perform complex steps of an operation. In the past, surgeons often had to complete meticulous procedures while contending with the limitations of both the human wrist and long, inflexible surgical instruments. The da Vinci® system greatly reduces (or even eliminates) these constraints by allowing a surgeon to perform complex maneuvers at a chairside console, which then translates their movements to the pliable, robotic arms in real time. In this way, da Vinci® can simplify intricate steps of weight loss procedures like gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, or the duodenal switch. Robotic-assisted surgery can offer many benefits, including:
- Short, one to two centimeter incisions
- More accurate surgical control
- Shorter period of recovery and downtime
- Lower risk of surgical complications
Since its FDA-approval in 2000, robotic surgery with the da Vinci® system has improved patient outcomes for many types of medical procedures, including gynecologic, cardiovascular, and bariatric operations. Dr. Hossein Bagshahi is one of the only bariatric surgeons in the country who is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive techniques and offers robotic weight loss surgery.
The da Vinci® robot is a state-of-the-art system designed to make weight loss surgery more precise and less invasive than traditional surgical techniques. Dr. Bagshahi would be happy to answer your questions about robotic-assisted procedures and determine whether this approach to surgery may enhance your treatment plan. Please contact Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.Previous Post