Sleeve gastrectomy, also referred to as gastric sleeve surgery, can be performed using the da Vinci® surgical system.
Gastric sleeve surgery allows patients to lose weight and reduce hunger. The stomach is restricted by dividing it vertically and removing more than 85% of it. The reduction of the size of the stomach to about 60 – 80 cc in volume results in a powerful restrictive weight loss. As a result of the reduced stomach size, patients feel full after a very small amount of food.
They often lose weight because they eat less and are satisfied eating less.Surgeons using the da Vinci surgical system can perform intricate procedures with greater precision, improved visualization and depth perception, and enhanced dexterity. Patients who undergo robotic-assisted bariatric surgery typically experience the following benefits:
- less pain
- shorter hospital stays
- fewer complications
- less blood loss
- minimal scarring
- quicker return to normal activities