Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery Center, located in Denison, Texas, provides robotic gastric bypass surgery to help patients lose weight. During robotic gastric bypass surgery, a bariatric surgeon creates a small pouch from the top section of your stomach, then attaches it to your small intestine. The result of this helps the patient restrict the amount of food that they can eat, which then helps absorb few calories, enabling weight loss.
The Rise in Obesity
The main reason to look into robotic gastric bypass surgery is to help with obesity when diet and exercise do not work. Surgery is not enough to keep the weight off, though. By following the recommendations of your doctor post surgery, a bypass surgery procedure can make a lasting change.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Adults with obesity are at increased risk for many other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and poorer mental health.
The CDC also sites that young adults are half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. Adults aged 18-24 years typically have the lowest reported obesity compared to adults aged 45-54.
Today, gastric bypass surgery is among the most popular bariatric procedures in the United States that helps numerous patients with their weight loss journey. Our bariatric healthcare professionals at TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery Center, located in Denison, Texas, are dedicated to helping patients who are struggling to lose weight with weight loss options to live a healthier life.
How is Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery Performed?
This minimally invasive technique can enable you to recover quicker and experience fewer complications after the procedure compared to open gastric bypass surgery. The surgeon at our gastric bypass center will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and insert special surgical tools, including a laparoscope equipped with a camera. The camera can give surgeons a detailed look inside your body without making a large incision. The surgeon is assisted by a robotic platform to help perform the surgery.
Using the surgical instruments, the bariatric surgeon will remove the top section of your stomach and seal it shut, which creates a small pouch. The pouch is then attached to the lower part of the small intestine to avoid, or bypass, the larger part of the stomach. Still attached to the large part of the stomach is the upper small intestine, which will reconnect with the small intestine to form a “Y” shape. This enables the larger part of the stomach to receive blood and remain in place.
This procedure is typically performed using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with much improved visualization and greater dexterity, and it’s a less invasive approach compared to traditional open surgeries. Benefits to the patient can include smaller incisions, less blood loss and quicker recovery.
What are the advantages of Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery?
By bypassing the majority of the stomach through robotic bariatric surgery, it will hold less food and limit the amount of nutrients the body absorbs. The average patient experiences a 70 to 80 percent reduction of excess body weight over one to two years after the surgical procedure. This can really help a patient who has really struggled with losing weight.
Post surgery, of this minimally invasive procedure, patients can also expect:
- A shorter hospital stay at medical facility
- Low rate of gastrointestinal leaks
- Low risk of needing follow-up surgery
This surgery provides one key advantage – quicker recovery time. The quicker recovery time from robotic gastric bypass surgery helps patients start their new active lifestyle shortly after surgery.
We offer free educational materials and recommend support groups as a reminder that you’re not on this journey alone.
Is Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery right for me?
There are several factors that dictate whether or not you’re a qualified candidate for robotic gastric bypass surgery, including your health and weight-loss goals. To determine this browse the weight-loss process and attend a free educational seminar about all bariatric robotic surgeries.
Contact TexomaCare for Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
For more details on robotic sleeve gastrectomy surgery and the risks of this procedure contact our office at 903-416-6490. Also, visit the Weight-Loss Surgery Process page to learn more of what to expect.
Don’t hesitate to contact our healthcare professionals about bariatric robotic surgery at TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery Center. The weight loss surgery professionals at TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery Center are here to help.