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3 Ways Robotics Benefits Weight-Loss Surgeries

February 25, 2020

Although robotic-assisted surgery has been used in connection with weight-loss surgery for some time now, its role has grown and is continually expanding.

If you have the choice between using robotics as part of your bariatric surgery experience or something else entirely, it’s helpful to consider this: By implementing robotics, your surgeon is able to see what they’re doing far better. The three-dimensional (or 3D) laparoscopic systems included allow for improved visualization. Other ways you benefit: Surgeons can control the camera being used and the precise suturing techniques implemented in connection with your surgery.

Robotics Is Far Less Complex

Is robotic-assisted surgery helpful when it comes to bariatric surgery? The short answer is yes, it is. For example, if we are operating on someone who is overweight or a person who may have a thick abdominal wall, it can be more difficult for us to move the laparoscopic instruments (such as a laparoscope, needle driver for suturing, bowel grasper and/or surgical mesh).

When your surgeon implements robotics, however, that burden is lifted considerably. It is very easy for us to maneuver around and accomplish all we need to within the procedure. If we want to go the less complex route, we will almost always choose the latter option.

Robotics Is Less Time-Consuming  

Robotic surgery allows your surgeon to serve you more effectively, getting all that needs to be accomplished completed in a shorter amount of time. For patients, less time under anesthesia is a significant benefit.

Robotics Is Less Painful

Robotic-assisted surgeries are far superior to open surgery because of how minimally invasive they are. We are able to do the procedures through small incisions that are just a quarter of an inch in size. This reduces the amount of pain a patient experiences while reducing recovery time, enabling the patient to return to their jobs and/or normal, everyday lives much faster.

Robotic-assisted surgery is the latest advance in minimally invasive surgery. It has shown great strides and is superior to open surgery and laparoscopic surgery because of the 3D visuals and its precise suturing. Most specialties are now using robotic surgery,  including the fields of urology, gynecology, thoracic surgery and general surgery (for hernia and gallbladder). It expands to all other subspecialties as well, including cardiac surgery.


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