Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Obesity
Surgeons at Sacred Heart's Oregon Bariatric Center now perform robotic-assisted laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for select patients. Performed with the da Vinci™ Surgical System, this innovative approach to gastric bypass allows physicians to provide the gold standard of surgical treatment for weight loss using only small incisions.
Robotic-assisted laparoscopy has proven to shorten procedure time and significantly reduce the risk of serious complications compared with conventional laparoscopy. It can offer numerous patient benefits including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal daily activities
Watch an interview Oregon Bariatric Center surgeon Jessica Folek, MD, did with KEZI-TV about robotic-assisted weight loss surgery.