Bariatric surgery also referred to as weight loss surgery, aids in weight loss for obese individuals. Your doctor may suggest surgery as a weight-loss treatment if other weight-loss strategies have failed.
Robotic bariatric surgery uses the most recent technologies and requires fewer incisions to complete surgeries. Due to its accurate, intuitive multi-range tools and 3D vision, which increase patient safety, robotic surgery for obesity offers clear benefits over traditional laparoscopic surgery. It also speeds up the healing process after surgery, lessens post-operative discomfort, and improves suturing abilities. It is recommended even for extremely obese individuals with BMI beyond 40, as this procedure is more intricate and challenging to do using a laparoscopy.
Procedures covered under Robotic Bariatric Surgery include:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Duodenal Switch Bypass Surgery
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
How does the Robotic System Work?
A fully active fourth generation robotic technology helps scale up traditional surgical approach to an enhanced robotic surgical technique. The robotic system:
- Conducts the procedure under the supervision of an experienced surgeon.
- Offers precision and dexterity in cutting and milling.
- Enhances the procedure by ensuring maximum accuracy.
- Prevents causes and incidence of repeat surgery.
What are the key features of the Robotic System?
- Smaller abdominal incisions are sufficient for the robotic arms and tiny surgical instruments used in Bariatric Robotic Surgery.
- The four robotic arms are all wristed, in contrast to conventional minimally invasive surgical equipment. Two serve as the surgeon’s arms, one has a high-resolution 3-D magnification camera, and a fourth arm is optional and used to hold back tissue.
- The surgeon can get a panoramic image, correct depth of field, and improved detail thanks to the camera.
- The robotic hands precisely replicate the surgeon’s hand movements, reducing hand tremors and scaling as needed.
- The surgical console’s ergonomics also help to lessen surgeon fatigue.
- Seated at the console near the patient, the surgeon controls the robotic arms remotely.
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques use smooth effortless motions of the dextrous robotic arms.
How is Robotic Bariatric Surgery Performed?
Severely obese patients can be good candidates for robotic bariatric surgery. A BMI of 40 or more is considered very obese. So a BMI above 35 along with medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure, calls for a gastric bypass surgery.
- Patients must make an informed decision after thorough counselling with the surgeon regarding the procedure.
- The medical team performs necessary investigative procedures of the specific surgical area to help develop a comprehensive surgical plan.
- Robotics definitely make it easy to reach tricky places overlapped by the patient’s body fat.
- Patient Connection and Stabilization: The patient is connected to the robotic system and prepared for surgery.
- Surgical Port Insertion: Surgical ports are inserted into the patient, aligning them to provide a 3D view on the surgeon’s camera console.
- Robotic Arm Operation: The surgeon, situated at their console, operates the robotic arms, while the AI replicates these movements on the patient end.
- The robotic system reviews the ongoing procedure and collaborates with the surgeon to execute precise cuts using the robotic arm.
This comprehensive approach ensures that patients undergo a well-planned and meticulously executed surgery, promoting both precision and a swift recovery.
Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery
During the whole procedure, your surgeon has complete control. Here are the benefits of undergoing a robotic gastric bypass surgery:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low rate of gastrointestinal leaks
- Low risk of needing follow-up surgery
- Low risk of surgeon switching to open surgery
- Accessibility to difficult regions with precise manoeuvres
Why do Surgeons prefer Robotic Surgeries?
A Robotic System is a fully automated, active technology. It offers multiple benefits to both the surgeon and the patient. It is the most advanced surgical equipment and the benefits of this robotic system can be summarised as:
- Possibility of doing surgery in constrained bodily areas
- Better visualisation with HD magnified 3D imaging superior to the naked eye.
- Greater precision with minimised human errors using robotic arms.
- Instruments with wrists that can rotate and flex far more than a human hand
Why choose us?
The CK Birla Hospital in Gurugram offers robotic bariatric surgery, which uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to enhance your quality of life. Surgeons may now perform crucial procedures with ease, flexibility, accuracy, and precision thanks to the newest breakthroughs in technology, which also provide the greatest clinical outcomes.
- Multidisciplinary team-based approach
- Experienced team specialising in Bariatric surgeries
- 24×7 ICU and Critical Care back-up
- 100% safe and precision-driven procedure
- Safe hospital with strict protocols in place
- Comfortable and spacious patient rooms and amenities
- Innovation-driven healthcare solutions.
Is Robotic Bariatric Surgery Better?
The benefits of robot-assisted bariatric surgery for surgeons include improved vision, increased clinical accuracy, and less tiredness. Patients also benefit from shorter recovery times and minimal to no scarring.
Is Robotic Bariatric Surgery Safe?
There are intrinsic advantages to robotic bariatric surgery; compared to traditional surgical techniques, this technology is often safe and successful.
Are robot-assisted surgery and laparoscopy the same?
No. Although both are minimally invasive procedures, laparoscopic procedures involve the surgeon working with tools and instruments in hand.
Whereas, in robot assisted surgery the surgeon gets to use a console and 3D monitor to control the robotic arms that perform the surgery, which offers greater flexibility and range of motion.
Robotic surgery is performed by a robot or surgeon?
The entire procedure is performed by a human using a robotic arm. This means the entire surgery is within the surgeon’s control. Sitting at a console in the operation theatre, the surgeon directs the robotic arms to carry out the procedure. A video camera records the surgery in real-time, providing the surgeon with an enhanced view of the operating area.
Should robot-assisted surgery be avoided in case of complications?
No. While each case will depend on the patient’s condition and the body’s capacity to sustain a surgery, in complex, hard to reach, and delicate cases with greater complications surgeons prefer robotic-assisted surgery.
Compared to a human arm, robotic arms have a greater range of motion and flexibility, which guarantees excellent precision and reduces the possibility of mistakes.
Can any surgeon perform a robot-assisted surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgeries have a different set of tools and controls compared to other minimally invasive surgeries. They require specialised equipment and trained medical professionals. At the CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram, we have a team of experienced and qualified robotic surgeons who do this with exceptionally good surgical outcomes.
Does Robot-assisted differ from Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?
- Laparoscopic surgery has the surgeon viewing inside the patient anatomy using a laparoscope. However, in robotic surgery the doctor views the anatomy in a magnified high definition 3D visualisation.
- The robot’s instruments have a wider range of motion than laparoscopic equipment. This allows for precise placement and reduced arm and leg fatigue for the physician throughout the one to three-hour operation.
- Unlike laparoscopy, robotic surgery ensures the surgeon can reach areas which might otherwise not be accessible for obese patients.