09 Jan Consider Robotic Weight-loss Surgery this Year
Robotic Weight Loss – The Future of Bariatric Surgery in the US
New year calls for resolutions. Making a promise to themselves, people have high hopes for weight loss during this time. If you’re trying to lose weight this year, you should consider robotic weight loss surgery in the US. Robotic weight loss surgery is the future of bariatric surgery in America. It is helping to change the lives of patients suffering with obesity for the better.
Robotic weight loss surgery is often performed with the help of a medical robot called the da Vinci Robotic System. During a robotic weight loss procedure, small incisions are made to cause minimal bleeding. This also helps to reduce pain post surgery. Therefore this is a far less invasive operation than traditional bariatric surgery. Due to these benefits, more weight loss patients in American are now asking for robotic bariatric surgery. Of course, when available, this is the best weight loss option to choose.
Today, I want to review the benefits of technically advanced robotic weight loss procedures, I also want to discuss what makes a good candidate for weight loss surgery. So, let’s first start with the question that most patients have; Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery?
Can I Have Robotic Weight Loss Surgery?
At the forefront of bariatric surgery, robotic weight loss procedures offer safer, faster and more efficient. However, a patient first must be assessed in order to determine whether they are a good candidate for robotic weight loss surgery. Starting with body mass index, or BMI for short, let’s discuss how a healthcare professional will carry out a weight loss surgery assessment.
BMI for Weight Loss Operations
Body mass index is a measurement used to evaluate a person’s health. BMI calculates a person’s height and weight and provides a number. This number will give healthcare professionals a strong indication of a patient’s fat percentage.
A BMI of 20 to 25 is considered the ideal body weight. This means that the person is at a healthy weight. This also tells us that they are not at an increased risk of other illnesses related to obesity.
If your BMI is 30 to 35, this means you are obese and therefore puts you in category 1 for obesity. The indication for weight-loss surgery for people in this BMI category is poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. Basically, this means that people suffering with type 2 diabetes with a BMI of between 30 to 35 may benefit from robotic weight loss surgery. A gastric bypass procedure is recommended. For this BMI group, surgery will help put diabetes into remission. Usually this is the outcomes for around 80 percent of weight loss patients.
BMI to Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery
On the other hand, if you have a BMI of 35 to 40, you are in category 2 for obesity. Anyone who sits within this BMI category and has major comorbidities, is a good candidate for robotic weight loss surgery.. Comorbidities can include high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.
In addition, category 3 on the BMI scale represents anyone who has a BMI over 40. If your body mass index is more than 40, you are at an increased risk in relation to comorbidities. Robotic weight loss surgery is recommended even if you aren’t currently suffering from an obesity related illness at this stage. Also, it’s important that people with a BMI greater than 40 try to follow a healthier diet and take regular exercise. Major changes to diet and lifestyle must be done before contemplating surgery. Yet, restricting intake of food and following a workout plan can be difficult for these patients. Evidentially, this strategy doesn’t result in a good outcome for all patients.
If you’d like to know more about how your BMI can impact your weight loss journey, read our article on: Am I a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery.
Most Common Weight Loss Surgery in the US
In the United States, the two most common weight loss procedures performed are the sleeve gastrectomy and the gastric bypass. Both weight loss procedures help Americans to lose weight and minimise or resolve the impact of comorbidities. If you are suffering from sleep apnea or high blood pressure, robotic weight loss surgery can help alleviate these issues.
The Gastric Bypass Operation
The gastric bypass procedure is far superior to the sleeve gastrectomy for helping type 2 diabetes patients. This particular robotic weight loss surgery can get this illness under control and even put it into remission. Both surgeries have a low complication rate and are successfully performed in the US to an exceptional standard. So, the gastric bypass is a safe and effective weight loss solution when performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon.
In addition, at CBSI, we have the added bonus of offering our patients robotic bariatric surgery. By utilizing advances in medical robotics, our patients can experience a state of the art procedure that provides tangible benefits to the patient. Also, robotic bariatric surgery allows the operating surgeon to see more clearly while performing surgery. Moreover, the patient suffers minimal bleeding and pain with a generally shorter stay in hospital after they’ve had their operation. Obviously this is great news for weight loss patients in the US.
Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy & Robotic Gastric Bypass Procedures
Now, let’s take a closer look at the robotic sleeve gastrectomy operation and the robotic gastric bypass procedure. Below you can click the video links and see how the DiVinci Xi Robot is transforming the way we perform life-changing weight loss surgery in America.
If you would like more information about robotic bariatric surgery, or you would like to talk to our team about your personal weight loss journey, please call 844-227-4853 today. Our highly experienced weight loss experts will be more than happy to answer your questions about medical robots and the best weight loss operations. We are here to help you achieve your long-term weight loss goals and help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
If you’d like to read more about how medical robots are helping to change the way weight loss surgery is performed across the world, read our article on: Robotic Bariatric Surgery FAQs
Dr. Tom Brown
Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute