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5 Advantages of Robotically Assisted Bariatric Surgery

Robotically assisted bariatric surgery, also known as robotic weight loss surgery, is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a robotic arm to assist the surgeon during the procedure.

Here at The Bariatric Experts, board-certified bariatric surgeons Dr. Scott Stowers and Dr. Curtis Peery perform robotic surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Xi system, which offers many advantages for them as surgeons and also for the patient undergoing bariatric surgery. 

Here are five reasons why robotically assisted bariatric is a preferred choice:

1. Minimally invasive

Robotic surgery is commonly seen as less invasive than traditional surgery because it uses smaller incisions. With robotically assisted bariatric surgery, the incisions made are 1-2 cm in length, compared to the traditional 5-6 cm incisions. Smaller incisions mean less damage to surrounding tissues, less pain, and a shorter recovery time for you as the patient. You leave the hospital faster and can return to your normal daily routine more quickly.

2. Increased precision

Robotic surgery is a highly precise form of surgery. Dr. Stowers and Dr. Peery are in complete control of the robot arm and ability to make more precise movements than with traditional laparoscopic surgery. This increased precision means less trauma to the body, less pain, and better outcomes. As a result, there are fewer complications and postoperative infections, making the recovery process smoother.

3. Better visualization

The robotic arm is equipped with a high-definition 3D camera that provides magnified, high-resolution images of the surgical site. This improves our surgeon's ability to see the details of the surgery and to perform the operation with more accuracy. It also allows them to observe the surgery from multiple angles, providing a better understanding of the anatomy, and therefore leads to fewer complications.

4. Shorter hospital stay

Typically, if you’re undergoing traditional bariatric surgery, you would expect to be in the hospital for one to three days. However, with robotically assisted bariatric surgery, patients often leave the hospital a day after the procedure has been performed. This shorter hospital stay not only saves you money in terms of hospitalization costs but also results in a more comfortable and rapid recovery.

5. Reduced blood loss

During traditional bariatric surgery, there is a higher risk of blood loss. The use of the robot arm in robotically assisted bariatric surgery reduces the amount of blood loss during the surgical procedure. This is especially beneficial if you have a medical condition that increases the risk of bleeding.

The benefits of robotic bariatric surgery can’t be overstated. This minimally invasive technique results in less pain, lower risk of infection, reduced hospitalization time, and faster recovery. You can rely on our expert medical team to provide successful surgery with successful outcomes. 

If you’ve struggled with obesity, robotic bariatric surgery is a game-changer that can provide lasting improvements to your health and quality of life.

If you have questions about robotically assisted bariatric surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any of our offices in Frisco, Abilene, or Denton, Texas. Call 940-577-2090, or send us an email at

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