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Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

The bariatric professionals provide patients with robotic sleeve gastrectomy surgery in the Denison, Texas, area. During a sleeve gastrectomy, a surgeon permanently removes about 60 to 80 percent of the stomach. The part of the stomach that remains connects to your esophagus and small intestine, forming the shape of a sleeve. This procedure offers an alternative to those who are at a high risk of gastric bypass surgery, or those who want to avoid having artificial items, such as the Lap-Band®, in their bodies.

Reducing the size of the stomach greatly limits the amount of food it can hold, helping you feel full from eating less. Following this procedure, you can lose weight and still absorb the full amount of nutrients from the food you eat. As you start to lose weight, your energy may start to rise, which can contribute to a more active lifestyle.

The Rise in Obesity

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.

When trying to lose weight it is important to watch what you are eating. With more meals being eaten on the go, it can be difficult to stick to a healthy eating for each meal. Changes to a diet doesn’t have to be drastic. It’s recommended to start with small changes and make sure to read nutrition labels when buying food.

Lack of exercise is also a major culprit when it comes to obesity. According to the CDC 80 percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise. This inactivity in combination with poor dieting can raise the risk of being overweight. It is recommended that adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week.

Surgery for weight loss is suggested when diet and exercise are not showing any improvement. It is important to talk to your health care provider if you are struggling and losing weight even though regular exercise and a well balanced diet is not working.

How Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Performed

During a robotic gastrectomy, surgeons make a few small incisions in the abdomen and are assisted by a robotic platform to help perform the surgery. A camera enables the surgeon to see inside the body while using tools to cut the stomach vertically into two sections. The larger section is removed and the remaining stomach is stapled shut, which creates the sleeve shape.

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 to Robotic Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Surgeons remove the part of the stomach that is the main producer of hunger hormones. Once it’s gone, you’ll feel hungry less often. A subdued appetite combined with a smaller stomach will help you lose weight. Most patients can expect to lose 60 to 70 percent of excess body weight over one to two years after the procedure.

Compared to gastric bypass surgery, the procedure itself is less invasive because the intestines are not detached or rerouted. 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

Is Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy right for me?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with robotic sleeve gastrectomy. For starters it is recommended to attend our free education seminar to learn about the benefits as well as the risk of this procedure.

Also, browse the Frequently Asked Questions section to find the common questions that patients have when it comes to weight loss surgery. The section will explain questions about robotic bariatric surgery such as:

  • How many meals will I need to eat each day?
  • What kind of exercises should I do?
  • When can I take my regular medications?

It is important to follow both our Postoperative Diet Guide and Postoperative Nutrition Guide. A member of our medical staff can also explain this patient information if you have any questions.

Contact TexomaCare For Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic weight-loss surgery is right for you.

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