Gastric Sleeve Using da Vinci Robotic Technique

da Vinci Surgery is minimally invasive weight loss surgery option for patients considering Gastric Sleeve surgery in Dallas. The gastric sleeve procedure works by reducing the size of the stomach by converting it into a narrow tube.

Robotic Surgery: The Procedure

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. da Vinci enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, dexterity and control.

Potential benefits of robotic-assisted weight loss surgery may include:

  • Less pain
  • Decrease in blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes

What to Expect Before Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

The first step in choosing robotic weight loss surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – White Rock in Dallas is to come in for a free one-on-one consultation. You will go over your weight loss surgery options and expectations so you can make an informed choice about your surgery. Two weeks before surgery, we suggest that all bariatric surgery patients focus on changing their diets. This will prepare your body for significant changes and make your surgery safer.

What to Expect During Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

First, you will receive general anesthesia before your robotic weight loss surgery. Then, your surgeon will make tiny incisions on your abdomen to create your new stomach, which will be ¼ the size of your regular stomach.

What to Expect After Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

It will take some time to recover, so it’s important to rest, monitor your caloric intake and follow your doctor’s orders for diet and medicine. You won’t be able to exercise right away, but gradually it will be crucial to start an exercise program that you can follow.

Start Living a Healthier Life Today

Weight loss surgery may be the long-term weight loss solution you’ve been looking for to improve your quality of health. Talk to our staff about how weight loss surgery at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center may help you live a healthier life.

Potential Risks & Considerations Related to Bariatric Surgery & da Vinci Surgery May Include

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

In addition to these 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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Important Information for Patients:

All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Patients should understand that risks of surgery include potential for human error and potential for equipment failure. Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to other surgical techniques; the need for additional or larger incision sites; a longer operation or longer time under anesthesia than your surgeon originally predicts. Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery. Other surgical approaches are available. Patients should review the risks associated with all surgical approaches. They should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci is right for them. For more complete information on surgical risks, safety and indications for use, please refer to http://www.davincisurgery.com/safety.

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