Robotic sleeve gastrectomy induces weight loss by restricting the food intake of your body. It is a very successful weight loss procedure for people with a BMI greater than 40. This procedure results in effective, less painful weight loss as it removes a large part of the stomach, that secretes hunger hormone known as “Ghrelin”. This hormone is the major reason for the patient’s appetite and hunger. The loss of appetite helps people reduce weight. Robotic sleeve gastrectomy does not require any foreign body implantation and rather it re-routes your digestive process to help you eat less and feel sated.
How It Works
Robotic sleeve procedure is greatly facilitated by the dexterity and maneuverability of the robotic wristed instruments. It is performed with robotic assistance to lessen the size of the stomach to 15 percent and gives it the shape of a “sleeve” or “tube”, which holds very less food. This is a surgical procedure and involves a small incision in the stomach. The instruments are inserted and are used to remove the maximum part of your stomach.
The days you spend in hospital after surgery tend to be shorter with the less painful robotic approach. This procedure has reported rapid and effective weight loss results ranging from 60-70%, and better results are obtained with adherence to dietary and behavioral guidelines. With regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and right food choices, the weight loss can be well-maintained in the long term.
Why choose a robotic procedure?
- Fewer complications
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced pain and risk of infection
- Fewer incisions and scarring