da Vinci Robotics for Bariatric Weight Loss Procedures 

If you are considering having bariatric surgery, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive, robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Garnet Health performs certain bariatric procedures using the robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgical System, however it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your physician about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

Instead of the large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make just a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. These features enable your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

da Vinci Surgery offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of complications
  • Low rate of wound infection
  • Short hospital stay

da Vinci Bariatric Surgery offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

  • Much lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks
  • Lower risk of needing follow-up surgery
  • Lower risk of converting to open surgery
  • Reduced surgeon fatigue (due to the da Vinci Systemergonomics)

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

Risks & Considerations Related to Bariatric Surgery

Potential risks of any bariatric procedure may include:

  • Fluid leak in gastrointestinal system
  • Abdominal pain
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Nausea with vomiting

In addition to the above risks, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Bariatric Surgery, such as hernia (bulging tissue) at incision site. Additionally, morbidly obese patients are typically not candidates for da Vinci Surgery.

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