Robotic Bariatric surgery is an effective, minimally invasive surgical procedure. If your doctor recommends bariatric surgery to treat obesity, ask about Robotic Surgery. Robotic Surgery requires just a few tiny incisions like in laparoscopic surgery, but provides surgeons with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.Robotic Surgery offers many potential benefits over traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including:
- Lower rate of major complications
- Reduced rate of gastrointestinal leaks
- Low rate of wound infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of follow-up surgery
- Lower risk of converting to traditional open surgery
Studies show Robotic surgery reduces surgeon fatigue compared to conventional laparoscopy. Also, research shows there is a low rate of physical trauma to patients who undergo Robotic Bariatric surgery. It is also beneficial to patients with super obesity where the surgeon finds it very difficult to perform surgery in a single stage.
THE NEW TECHNOLOGY: DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM
The Robotic System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Though it is often called a "robot," it cannot act on its own. Surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. Together, robotic technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures and you may be able to get back to your life like in laparoscopic surgery, without the usual recovery following major surgery.
The Robotic System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date.
At present Robotic surgery is done only in limited centre due to its highly expensive procurement and maintenance cost with increase in cost to the patient. However, in the coming years, more Robots are to come which will literally lead us to the future with affordable Robotic Bariatric surgery.