da Vinci Robotic Surgery
DA VINCI SURGERY IS ANOTHER MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL OPTION FOR PATIENTS CONSIDERING BARIATRIC OR REVISION SURGERY WITH THE MYNEWSELF SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM.
da Vinci Robotic Surgery is one of the minimally invasive surgical options for bariatric and revision surgery patients. This method incorporates some of the latest advancements in video and robotic-assisted technologies to provide natural depth perception for the surgeon and translate a surgeon’s hand movements into micro-movements of the instruments at the operative site.
How does it work?
da Vinci Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery, where a small camera and instruments are inserted through small incisions and the physician views images on a monitor while moving the instruments.
With the da Vinci system, instead of having to hold the instruments (at times in awkward positions), the surgeon sits comfortably at a console.
A monitor on the console shows highly magnified, three-dimensional images of the body on a monitor as the surgeon directs the robotic arm movements to manipulate the camera and the instruments. The robotic arm movements match the doctor’s hand movements and translate them into micro-movements of the instruments inside the patient’s body.
Safety mechanisms ensure that the robot only moves under control of the surgeon: if the surgeon looks away from the console, the robot locks in place.
Potential benefits of robot-assisted surgery may include:
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Shorter recovery time
- Some surgeries can even be performed through a single incision in the belly button.
Results, including cosmetic results, may vary. All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery and other minimally invasive procedures. Potential risks include conversion to other surgical techniques and multiple incisions. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Risks specific to bariatric surgery, including surgery with the daVinci, include injury to tissues or organs, blood loss, infections and blood clots.
Bariatric surgeries are not without severe risks including death and should only be considered as a last resort for weight loss. Weight loss varies according to the individual. This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.