If you have a high Body Mass Index (BMI), weight loss methods and options are always at the forefront of your mind. In today’s world, there’s nary a magazine cover that doesn’t tout a new diet fad or feature a tanned image of a muscle-toned celebrity. Among the throng of choices available, bariatric surgery may have crossed your mind once or twice.
Bariatric surgery is chosen by many doctors and patients alike as an effective way to help aid weight loss for appropriate candidates. The da Vinci robotic method is especially exciting because it allows surgeons to perform gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries in a way that drastically reduces invasiveness. Rather than one large open incision, the da Vinci method enables your doctor to perform surgery with just a few small incisions.
Using robotic technology, surgeons benefit from enhanced vision, precision and control. Da Vinci’s 3D high-definition vision system functions more powerfully than the naked eye, giving doctors what amounts to superhuman vision while operating. Tiny wristed instruments translate your doctor’s hand movements, maneuvering inside the body with a deft precision of which human hands are not capable. This state-of-the-art technology allows your surgeon to be in complete control of the da Vinci system through the entire procedure.
When it comes to surgery, “minimally invasive” isn’t just a buzzword. It’s the new frontier of medicine. More than three million people have experienced the benefits of the da Vinci surgical system, and why “minimally invasive” was the best choice for them.
Benefits of da Vinci robotic bariatric surgery
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Smaller incisions result in reduced risk of infection
- Shorter hospitalization
- Faster recovery time
- Doctors have superior vision, dexterity and precision