Dr. Ahuja uses cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques for bariatric surgeries. In most cases, laparoscopic techniques are enough for weight-loss procedures, allowing the surgeon to perform minimally invasive procedures via a few small incisions. But sometimes, robotic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon can ensure improved precision and allow the surgeon to work in tight spaces with thick abdominal walls.
Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater flexibility and precision than traditional techniques. A robotic surgical system usually includes mechanical arms with surgical instruments and a camera. The surgeon controls the arms from a computer or nearby operating table, using extremely precise movements to make the adjustments necessary.
Benefits of Robot-Assisted Bariatric Surgery
- Improved precision, control, and flexibility during surgery
- Allows surgeons to visualize the surgical site with greater clarity
- Perform complex procedures with minimal risks
- Reduced risk of complications, such as infections
- Performed as minimally invasive procedures via small incisions
- Minimal loss of blood during the procedure
- Minimal pain and discomfort after the procedure
- Faster recovery period and shorter hospital stays
- Leaves extremely small, barely noticeable scars
- Suitable for patients with a BMI of 55 and more
- Most suitable for patients with thick abdominal walls
Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty medical center specializing in bariatric surgery, general surgery, abdominoplasty, and medical spa treatments. Dr. Ahuja, our leading bariatric surgeon, is the first fellowship-trained surgeon to develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary weight loss surgery program in southern Illinois. He curates a personalized surgical plan after a thorough consultation and excels at laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical techniques. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for Robotic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon.