What is Robotic Surgery?

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.

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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

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How is Robot-Guided Bariatric Surgery Done

Robotic surgery in Marion and Mount Vernon is usually performed as a minimally invasive surgery via extremely small incisions on the skin’s surface. Robotic bariatric surgery is particularly suitable for individuals with a BMI of 55 or more because they have thickened abdominal walls that are harder to navigate with traditional laparoscopic techniques. The robotic technique allows the surgeon to perform complex bariatric procedures, such as sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and gastric bypass, with minimal risks.

During robotic surgery, the surgeon inserts a high-definition 3D camera into the surgical site. The camera provides greater clarity, allowing the surgeon to visualize the sensitive tissues. The robotic arm can also rotate through 360 degrees, offering far more flexibility than a traditional laparoscopic technique. Using this method, the surgeon can perform surgery in extremely tight spaces. The specific details of the surgery depend on the surgical procedure, such as a sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, or gastric bypass.

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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 Marion and Mount Vernon.

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