Department Of Bariatric Surgery
What is Robotic Bariatric Surgery ?
Though called a "robot," the da Vinci robotic system cannot act on its own. The Surgeon controls the device, which translates his hand movements into smaller, ultra-precise movements of tiny surgical instruments inside your body.
Benefits of Robotic Weight Loss Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System gives bariatric surgeons another option in the fight against obesity. First, the high definition cameras deployed during surgery can offer a field of vision that is far superior to previous generations of laparoscopes. The field of vision is both magnified and 3 dimensional. Further, the robot has "wristed" arms, again controlled by the surgeon, that have an even greater range of motion than a human's. These wrists allow movements that simply aren't possible with traditional laparoscopic tools, thus allowing the surgeon to have more precision, dexterity and control. Compared to conventional laparoscopic procedures, robotic weight loss surgery offers patients numerous potential benefits, including:
- Fewer complications
- Less trauma to the body Less pain and scarring
- Much lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks
- Lower infection rates
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of needing follow-up surgery
Dr. Mohit Bhandari
Department Head & Consultant (MS, DMAS (France), MMAS, FIAGES)
Dr. Arun Mishra