What are the benefits of robotics for weight loss surgery?

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With robot-assisted surgery, incisions are smaller, which for the obese patient means less of a chance for wound infections and hernias that can develop after any open surgery. Many bariatric or weight loss surgery patients are home within 24 hours after a  gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy. The national average is usually three to four days in the hospital.

With minimally invasive surgery and the robotic devices specifically, complication rates are down significantly as are hospital readmissions.

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Robotic surgery is a technology advancement that is improving outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric (weight loss) surgery. In this video, surgeon Tiffany Jessee, DO, of Largo Medical Center, describes some of these advantages.
Robotic surgery is increasingly used to perform weight loss surgery. In this video, surgeon Robyn Ache, DO, of Largo Medical Center, explains the benefits of using robotics for bariatric procedures.

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