Gastric bypass is a common type of weight loss surgery and the second frequently performed procedure after sleeve gastronomy. The intervention of robotic bariatric surgery in the medical world has made it one of the safest and most effective procedures for treating morbid obesity. While the method of performing the surgery remains the same, robots have now replaced the doctors to produce more accurate results and decrease the operative time, while control remains in the hands of weight loss surgeons. In this blog post, we discuss four key benefits of robotic gastric bypass and how it can help patients experience success and recover faster. Read on!
1. Exceptional Precision
The Da Vinci has revolutionized the way surgeons perform complex and high-detailed procedures. The arms of the robot are equipped with EndoWrist™ instruments that help facilitate more accurate, precise, and fine movements when compared to human hands. The doctors control the actions of the robots through robotic arms that help them perform surgical procedures even in extremely tight places such as attaching the small intestine to the bottom of the patient’s stomach. The robotic arms used in robotic bariatric surgery can maneuver inside the human body while minimizing damage and trauma to surrounding organs.
2. Better Visualization of the Surgical View
The Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is equipped with multiple arms, one of which controls the laparoscope that is attached to high-performance lighting and an advanced camera used to send high quality, 3D images to monitors that are viewed by surgeons. The camera sends high-definition images that have zoom capabilities so that the doctors can see the structures inside the body with clarity. Robotic Bariatric Surgery’s improved visualization significantly lowers the risks of inadvertent injuries and cuts that can happen during traditional surgery.
3. Less Complications
Robotic gastric bypass carries less risks of complications when compared to traditional gastric bypass surgery. The procedure is performed under the acute supervision of a medical team who control the arms of the robot and analyze the entire process through high quality 3D images with excellent zoom capabilities. This helps reduce the chances of accidentally narrowing the new connections between the small intestine and stomach which can block food, a common complication during the traditional approach.
4. Lower Risks of Anesthesia-related Complications
Robotic gastric bypass surgery takes comparatively less time to complete compared with traditional gastric bypass, further reducing the risks of anesthesia-related complications that are common with obese patients. It is important to understand that the time it takes to go through a robotic gastric bypass procedure depends on the experience of the weight loss doctor in using the Da Vinci.
Robotic bariatric surgery was introduced first in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000. Robotic weight loss surgeries can help you achieve your weight loss goals while eliminating any risks and lengthy recovery periods. To know more about Robotic Bariatric Surgery and discuss if you are an ideal candidate, get in touch with DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas at 469-620-0222 or emailing us at [email protected].