A Look at da Vinci Robotically Assisted Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric weight loss is often recommended for individuals who are obese and unable to lose weight through healthy eating and regular exercise. By restricting a patient’s stomach size, physicians can effectively limit that patient’s food intake, which allows him to lose weight. However, as with any other type of surgical procedure, traditional bariatric surgery comes with some risks, including blood loss and possible infection. With the introduction of the da Vinci robotic surgery system, though, patients undergoing bariatric procedures can receive less invasive care and fewer complications. The da Vinci system affords surgeons higher precision and better control during each bariatric procedure. Smaller incisions also result in less pain, blood loss, and scarring for patients. Individuals who are considering bariatric weight loss should consult their doctors about their robotic surgery options.

Riverside Community Hospital provides several bariatric surgical procedures for eligible Riverside area patients. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery for bariatric weight loss, call (951) 788-3000 or visit our website. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you.

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