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Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery
The Orlando Health Physicians Bariatric and Laparoscopy Center offers a comprehensive program for long-term weight loss. You may qualify for weight-loss surgery if you are more than 100 pounds overweight or if your body mass index ranges from 35 to 65, and you suffer from health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea.
Award-winining Bariatric Surgery
The board-certified bariatric surgeons at Orlando Health are among the most experienced in the state of Florida, having performed thousands of successful laparoscopic bariatric surgeries since 2000, including robotic procedures. Our bariatric center is a recognized epicenter for da Vinci® robotic surgery with doctors coming from across the country to receive training from our skilled surgeons. In addition, Orlando Health has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Orlando Health also earned the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for best bariatric surgery hospitals by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Robotic bariatric surgery offers a high level of precision and control to the surgeon while providing the potential for less blood loss, less pain, less scarring, fewer complications and a faster recovery to normal activities.*
In addition to our surgeons, our team includes specialized nurses, registered dietitians and patient-family counselors who are committed to working with you for the rest of your life to keep your weight off.
Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure that removes 70–80 percent of the stomach, enabling you to lose your excess weight. Food moves faster in the new stomach pouch, and there is a significant effect on gut hormones that help you feel less hungry and fuller longer.
Your doctor may recommend this procedure if your body-mass index exceeds 40, or falls between 35 and 40 in combination with a medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension. The surgery, which is performed through small incisions, minimizes pain and usually requires just one overnight stay in the hospital. You can expect to return to normal activities within 1–2 weeks.
Robotic Duodenal Switch
The duodenal switch procedure, also known as malabsorptive weight loss, makes the stomach smaller and allows food to bypass part of the small intestine, so that you absorb fewer calories.
On average, you can expect to lose 70–80 percent of your excess body weight following the surgery, and keep it off by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
This procedure boasts a small 5–8 percent chance of regaining the weight, and a 99.7 percent reduction of non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Our experienced surgeons are among the only ones in Central Florida to perform this surgery robotically and laparoscopically, using small incisions, meaning your pain will be minimized and recovery time shortened. You can expect to return to normal activities within 1–2 weeks.
Preparation for either of these surgeries includes a two-week liquid diet leading up to the procedure. Following surgery, you will need to follow specific eating guidelines.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our weight-loss surgery specialists, call 321.843.8900.
*As with any surgical procedure, robotic surgery involves risk, some of which may be similar to the risks of conventional open surgery. Talk to your doctor to decide if robotic surgery is right for you.