The worldwide increasing rates of obesity and the cases of Bariatric Surgery led to the use robots in the Bariatric Surgery. Also familiar as weight loss surgery, Bariatric surgery is applicable for the persons whose obesity is becoming the reason for their serious health problems. Bariatric surgery is recommended to those who failed to reduce their weight through non-surgical methods. As the number of obesity cases used to increase at an alarming rate during the past decade, then the idea of using robot for this surgery came into existence.
Benefits of Robotic Bariatric Surgery: Having number of benefits over the open abdominal bariatric surgery, the Robotic Bariatric Surgery has become more popular.
During this procedure, the size of the patient’s stomach is reduced permanently and the path of digestion is also rerouted. During surgery, a small new stomach is created by dividing the stomach into two parts. The bigger one is permanently closed with the help of staples and the small stomach is now connected to the small intestine. After surgery, the food will be stored in the smaller stomach only and thus, it will store less food.
In the gastric sleeve surgery which is also recognized as sleeve gastrectomy, the major part of the stomach is removed permanently. With the help of gastric bypass, the remained sleeve shaped stomach is sealed. This smaller stomach will now store comparatively lesser amount of food. As the remained stomach is in the shape of sleeve, hence, the surgery is named so.
This surgery is also known as lap band surgery. In this, an adjustable band is placed which reduces the size of your stomach by dividing in it two parts. Now the food will be stored in the upper part of the stomach which is small in size. As a result, the patient will feel full even after eating the small amount of food. Through the narrow opening of this small pouch created at division, the food will pass to the lower stomach slowly. There is no need of any cutting and stapling inside the belly in this surgery.
The Robotic Bariatric Surgery also has some risks associated with. So consult an experienced doctor to know the effects and risks before you opt for it.