Robotic Surgery for Weight Loss

Robotic Surgery for Weight Loss

The weight loss procedures that I do, which are primarily sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, can be done through the robot. The distinct advantages with revisional bariatric surgery, which we’re seeing more often, whether it’s a patient that has to have a revision of their current procedure, because of the development of an ulcer or gastrogastric fistula, or patients who have had prior gastric surgery, these are the most complex patients that we operate on, and using a robot gives us a better visualization, and allows us to go through scar tissue much more easily than we can with laparoscopy.


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