Metro Bariatrics - Amir Moazzez MD, FACS

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System is an innovative new way of performing gastric bypass surgery with minimal incisions, leading to less scarring and recovery time from weight loss procedures. With da Vinci®, one of our bariatric surgeons at Inova Bariatric uses computer and robotic technology to perform procedures. The system has been shown to have a number of advantages over traditional surgery techniques, even improving upon laparoscopic methods by giving our bariatric weight loss surgeons at Inova Bariatric an enhanced visualization of the surgical field and patients less pain and a quicker recovery. For more information on da Vinci® Robotic Surgery for weight loss from our Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia-area bariatric surgeons, please contact Inova Bariatric.

The da Vinci® Surgical System uses 3-D technology to give the surgeon a more accurate view of the operative area. The surgeon views the area on a monitor with high-resolution images relayed through a high-definition 3-D camera, then performs the surgery with hand movements that are translated from wristed controls to robotic instruments that precisely carry out the doctor’s orders. The da Vinci® System can only work by direct input by the bariatric surgeon, and cannot be programmed to make its own decisions.

Da Vinci® is able to provide your surgeon with the control and precision of open surgery, but without the need for major incisions. In fact, doctors can perform surgery with da Vinci® by making incisions that are only 1 to 2 centimeters in length.

Advantages of the da Vinci® Surgical System

Not only is the da Vinci® Surgical System showing significant advantages over traditional surgery, but it is also improving upon laparoscopic techniques. Some of the benefits of da Vinci® can include:

The da Vinci® Surgical System has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in gastric bypass procedures. It is designed with multiple safety features and has been used in thousands of minimally invasive surgeries.

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