Robotic surgery is changing the way the world thinks about weight loss surgery.
For years the only accepted surgery options for patients looking to fight back against the disease of obesity was through traditional methods such as gastric bypass, lap band surgery, and more.
What is Robotic Surgery for Weight Loss?
During robotic surgery, a surgeon will use robot technology to guide medical instruments using binocular vision and which provides a 3D vision of the surgical area.
What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery?
Due to the technical nature of this surgical method, there are many benefits for the patient including the following:
- Smaller incisions are required to efficiently perform surgery which results in lower infection risk and less visible scars than traditional surgery.
- The robot arms offer a better range of motion for more technical preciseness.
- Robot technology offers the surgeon more control over the procedure and rules out common issues such as arm or leg fatigue.
- Shorter hospital stays and recovery time due to smaller incisions.
Is Robotic Surgery Safe?
It is important that you seek out a board certified physician who has extensive experience working with this new technology first and foremost.
The nature of this technology requires different skills than traditional surgery. Because of this, it is important to take your time to find the right doctor based on their patient outcomes and experience level.
Always schedule a consultation with a doctor before scheduling the surgery to make sure you feel comfortable with your choice.
Robotic Weight Loss Surgery at Maryland Bariatrics
At Maryland Bariatrics we are proud and excited to offer innovative new robot assisted surgery as performed by our team of expert surgeons. In fact, recently our very own Dr. Joe was invited to visit the Intuitive National Training Center for Robotic Surgery.
We are passionate about helping our patients fight back against obesity and would love to meet with you to discuss your options.
Call today to schedule your consultation with a member of our team: (301)965-0546.