Robotic bypass is a weight loss surgery that involves creation of a small pouch from stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine. With smaller size of stomach, the patient feels fuller by eating less food. This is a restrictive strategy to hold the amount of food, which ultimately reduces calorie intake and induces weight loss. This surgery is considered for people with a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 40.
How It Works
Robotic bariatric bypass surgery is performed using the advanced da Vinci Robotic System. Robotic surgery uses small incisions instead of a large abdominal incision and therefore is less invasive than traditional bariatric surgery. The da Vinci robot is a surgical assistance tool that allows bariatric surgeons to perform weight loss surgery using computer-guided, magnified, 3-D visualization.
Robotic bypass usually has dramatic weight loss results. People reduce 60% of their extra weight after undergoing this surgery. Robotic bypass also improves other weight related health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea. At the same time, it requires lifestyle changes along with exercise routine.
Why choose robotic procedure?
- Fewer complications
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced pain and risk of infection
- Fewer incisions and scarring