How Robotic Surgery is Revolutionizing Bariatric Surgery

If you’ve qualified for bariatric surgery for weight loss, good news! At Trinity Bariatric Institute, we offer a robotic surgery technique that makes the whole process less invasive, quickens your recovery time, and decreases your chance of complications. Explore how robotic surgery is making bariatric surgery an even better option than ever.

Candidates for bariatric surgery

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35 with significant health concerns associated with obesity, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. This size qualifies you as being clinically obese and puts you at great risk of serious health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, asthma, and infertility.

Bariatric surgery is an efficient way to lose weight for committed candidates. No surgery is “easy,” however. You should only undergo bariatric surgery when other weight loss strategies have failed to yield a significant drop in pounds.

Trying to lose weight can be a frustrating process. Bariatric surgery may give you the boost you need.

Common bariatric surgeries

Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are two common bariatric surgeries. With sleeve gastrectomy, your stomach is reduced by about 80%. This limits the amount of food it can hold and as a result, you eat only small amounts and lose weight.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass also reduces your stomach size, while rerouting your small intestine so you absorb fewer nutrients. You take in fewer calories and lose weight.

Both surgeries also boost the production of hormones that reduce your appetite and increase satiation. Dr. Dyslin can perform both bariatric surgeries using robotic techniques.

Robotic surgery technique

Robotic surgery using a specialized system that includes tiny instruments controlled by a console that sits right next to the surgeon in the operating room. Dr. Dyslin is in the operating room the entire time and has absolute control over your procedure.

Dr. Dyslin makes just a few small incisions, and inserts the tiny instruments through them. A camera inserted in one of these incisions gives him a 3D magnified view inside your body so he can operate effectively. The instruments have a wider range of motion than a surgeon’s hand so they bend and rotate strategically.

Because robotic surgery allows the instruments to move more deftly than a person’s hands, your bariatric surgery is quite precise. Dr. Dyslin gets a better view of your internal organs, tissue, and stomach than he would with the naked eye, too.

Faster healing

Compared with conventional open surgery, robotic surgery offers much faster healing times. You simply heal faster from a tiny incision. Quicker healing shortens your hospital stay, and you get the opportunity to start your subsequent weight loss strategies sooner.

Fewer complications

Small incisions mean little to no scarring. You also experience less pain and blood loss. The risk of infection is minimal with robotic surgery, too.

If you’re tired of being overweight or your health is at significant risk because of your size, the team at Trinity Bariatric Institute is ready to help. Minimally invasive surgical techniques such as robotic surgery make bariatric surgery accessible to a wide range of men and women. Start your journey toward a healthier body today. Call the office or schedule a consultation using this website.