Da Vinci Robotic Bariatric Surgery
If your doctor recommends surgery to control your weight, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Gastric Bypass, potentially the most effective, least invasive option for weight loss surgery. da Vinci Gastric Bypass allows surgeons to provide the gold standard treatment, using only a few small incisions.
For most patients, da Vinci Gastric Bypass can offer numerous potential benefits over open abdominal surgery, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer Complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- And a faster return to normal daily activities.
In addition, da Vinci Gastric Bypass offers the potential for better outcomes than with open or laparoscopic approaches. This is because da Vinci provides surgeons with superior visualization, dexterity, control and ergonomics required for this technically demanding operation. da Vinci allows surgeons to operate on higher-BMI patients; it can result in shorter procedures times and may offer reduced risk for serious complications by providing surgeons with superior visualization and instrumentation.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While da Vinci Gastric Bypass is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
If you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, talk to a surgeon who performs gastric bypass using the da Vinci System.
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While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.