Robotic Vs. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has undergone many innovations over the years that have made the procedure increasingly safer and more effective. Moreover, Those suffering from morbid obesity often have trouble losing weight. Through normal diet and exercise and require surgical tactics to improve their day-to-day lives. At Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute, we understand that obesity is a disease with a strong genetic component. Don’t wait to get the help you deserve. Dr. Thomas Brown has performed over 6,000 bariatric procedures. And he possesses the skills to provide you with the best care possible. In the end, Rely on our compassionate and knowledgeable team to deliver innovative bariatric surgery. That will give you a chance at achieving long-term weight control.

What is the difference between
Robotic and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

What are their key differences? Find out below:

Robotic Bariatric Surgery

As Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute’s chosen form of bariatric surgery, robotic surgery helps overcome the limitations associated with out-of-date laparoscopic surgery. Though these two types of bariatric surgery are relatively similar, how they are performed differ immensely. Robotic bariatric surgery is carried out by a surgeon who utilizes a technologically-advanced surgical robot. This robot is a surgical assistance tool that allows surgeons to carry out bariatric surgery using computer-guided, magnified, 3D visualizations. The surgeon guides the robot through small incisions in the patient’s abdomen, and the robot provides a remarkably clear and steady view of the stomach and other internal organs. Using robotic arms, the surgeon is able to make movements that the robot mimics into ultra-precise and scaled-down movements within the patient’s body. Compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, robotic bariatric surgery provides surgeons with a greater range of motion, precision, and overall efficiency.

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

At the start, Laparoscopy was one of the only bariatric surgery methods available for the first year. And at the time, sufficed as a sound medical procedure. While Dr. Brown has performed thousands of successful laparoscopic bariatric procedures in the past, however, he has found that this method does not match up to the ease and efficiency of robotic bariatric surgery. Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute believes it is helpful to understand how both procedures work. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is carried out by creating five or six small incisions to enter the abdomen. A fiber-optic device, known as the laparoscope, connected to a tiny video camera, is inserted through the abdominal wall and a picture is projected onto a TV. This gives the surgeon a better view of the stomach and permits small-scale surgery. Once in place, the surgeon will begin by stapling the top portion of the stomach to separate it from the bottom portion. This works to create a small stomach pouch that restricts food intake.
Laparoscopic surgery is completed by connecting the section of the small intestine to the small stomach pouch. This warrants food to bypass the lower stomach, reducing the number of calories and nutrients the body can absorb. Though laparoscopic surgery may seem effective, robotic bariatric surgery undoubtedly has the upper-hand.

Robotic vs. Laparoscopic

The truth is, Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute does not feel compelled to offer laparoscopic bariatric surgery due to the numerous and compelling advantages of robotic bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is relatively simple and effective in its own right, but it poses a plethora of limitations that robotic-assisted surgery can easily overcome. For example, laparoscopic bariatric surgery can only offer 2D imaging and a limited range of motion.

In contrast, robotic surgery provides 3D HD visibility and instruments that are capable of bending and rotating within small spaces far more efficiently than the human wrist could.

More benefits that robotic bariatric surgery has over laparoscopic surgery include:

There are a number of options when it comes to weight loss or bariatric surgery. Celebrities have made gastric bypass surgery – one of the better-known types – popular, however, there are different types of surgeries that are worth discussing when it comes to bariatrics. While gastric bypass is one option, another way to help you slim down is sleeve gastrectomy which can be performed by Dr. Brown. ​

The benefits of robotic bariatric surgery are plentiful, and the process is revolutionary. The Robot-assisted bariatric surgery’s capacity to access hard-to-reach places within the body is incomparable to any other type of operational method. The robot possesses the highest level of dexterity possible and can reach previously inaccessible areas within the body, making this the superior. Lastly, to Dr. Brown, it is the most effective bariatric surgery option worth offering his patients. We have always tried to make our clients feel easy and comfortable. For this, we have been offering consultations so you can contact us or visit us anytime.

Robotic Bariatric Surgery for the Win

Dr. Brown’s many years of experience concludes that robotic bariatric surgery far exceeds laparoscopic techniques. And With over 1,000 robotically-performed procedures under his belt, Brown is a leading surgeon in the development of bariatric procedures in Denver, CO, and however, is the most experienced robotic bariatric surgeon in the Rocky Mountain region. So, If you’re in the Denver area and looking for a safer and more effective approach to bariatric surgery, Call Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute today to learn more!

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