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5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery (daVinci)

5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery (daVinci)

The popularity of minimally invasive surgery continues to grow as more surgeons are trained and as the technology becomes more available. It is being dubbed as “a new weapon” for fighting obesity. 

At The Bariatric Experts, Dr. Scott Stowers leads our team in minimally invasive surgery using the daVinci® Xi system. This advanced technology offers numerous benefits to our patients, especially when compared to open surgery.

How the daVinci system works

To perform gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Stowers uses the FDA-approved, state-of-the-art daVinci Xi system, which includes a three-dimensional monitor, three robotic arms, and seven degrees of movement.

Although the word robotic can make you think that your surgery occurs autonomously, that isn’t the case.

To perform your surgery, Dr. Stowers inserts instruments in your body through very small, minimally invasive incisions that are about the size of your little fingernail. He also uses tiny electromechanical arms that perfectly replicate his motions.

The technology allows Dr. Stowers to remove the stretchiest portion of your stomach and reduce its size considerably. For perspective, your stomach can be shrunk down from the size of a football to the size of a banana.

Your surgery only takes about an hour while you’re under general anesthesia. You typically spend one night in the hospital during your recovery.

Key benefits

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are for you and your surgeon. The advantages include:

  1. Gives your surgeon impeccable dexterity and precision
  2. Offers your surgeon an increased range of motion
  3. Enhances his visualization
  4. Reduces your pain when compared to open surgery
  5. Gives you a shorter recovery because of smaller incisions

You also won’t have severe scarring since your incisions are very small. 

How to know if minimally invasive surgery is right for you 

Bariatric surgery using the daVinci Xi system can help you lose weight and keep it off, which can get your life on a healthier path and change it for the better.

The use of robotics in bariatric surgery has become popular because of its benefits, safety, and successful outcomes. It offers improved ergonomics and 3D visualization, giving Dr. Stowers the ability to perform your surgery with impeccable precision.

When you meet with our team for a consultation, we talk about the qualifications for surgery and discuss in detail what you can expect.

To learn more about robotic surgery and to find out if it might be right for you, contact our team in Frisco, Denton, or Abilene, Texas. Call or book your appointment online. We can also help set up a telehealth call as a more convenient option for you, if needed.

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