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BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC BARIATRIC SURGERY

Dr. G. Parthasarathy, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Robotic Bariatric Surgical Procedures are conducted on obese and super obese population. The bariatric procedures using Robotics are continually evolving for the high demand and successful rates. As observed the complication rates are 12.5 percent against both Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedure for Bariatric Surgery.

Bariatric Surgery specialists in Hyderabad explain the need for the improvisations in the Robotic procedures not only for the high demand but also to make it technically safe for the patients in all aspects. The procedures are highly challenging when operating on patients with huge body mass index, revisional Bariatric Procedures(RBP) and managing complications and re-operativeabdomens opines the famous robotic surgeons in Hyderabad.The technical difficulties include:

  • Reconstruction difficulties with obese patients due to large liver, thick abdominal lining, dissection and substantial visceral fat
  • Excessive torque on the instruments
  • Limited working space
  • High risk anaesthesia
  • Surgeons face difficult ergonomic positions

Apart from these technical challenges the robotic surgery is the most innovative technology and stands proud than the traditional procedures for the reasons which include:

  • Increased dexterity
  • Three dimensional vision
  • Filters out any physiological tremor
  • Restraints torque on ports from thick abdominal walls
  • Minimises trauma

METHODS:

Few bariatric procedures are:

Let’s take a look at the Robotic Bariatric Procedures and their benefits over Laparoscopic Procedures.

ROBOTIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING:

It is technically the simplest and the first Bariatric Procedures using robots. It is not in use as much as before for it is less efficient and has higher risks involved. Also there is not much difference in procedural time when procedure compared with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. The operative time, the length of hospital stay was the same.Now this procedure is more preferred for revise the complications arised from the previous procedure.

ROBOTIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY:

The procedure has lower morbidity rate, technically feasible and excellent results. The learning curve for a surgeon would be atleast 20 cases . And the case studies in comparison with Laparoscopic procedures reveal that there wasn’t much difference in any of the aspects. The weight loss over a period of the year was the same with patients who were morbid obese (MO) and super obese (SO). The constant complaint that they were over sewed was to the benefit of the patients as that avoided leaks. However the whole purpose of robotic procedures doesn’t serve well here.

ROBOTIC ROUX EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS:

It is the most sought procedure to treat morbid obesity. Weight loss is significant here. Best RoboticBariatric surgery centres in Hyderabad explain the importance of finding a good surgeon. The results can be excellent only when the surgeon is able to do the procedure efficiently.The learning curve in both laparoscopic procedures and robotic procedures is a benefit to the surgeon as he can easily apply the laparoscopicexperience to a very different level.

ROBOTIC REVISIONAL BARIATRIC PROCEDURES:

Top Bariatric specialists in Hyderabad explain that the complications and challenges involved in this procedure make the surgery extremely difficult. Moreover the anatomical structure would have changed totally which would affect the procedure or consume more time than usual


WHY KIMS?

Robotic Procedures enables the digital interface connects the patient and the surgeon which has given remarkable results. Robotic Procedures involves a team of the main surgeon, an assistant surgeon, a scrub nurse or a technician all of whom play a pivotal role. An entire team works together to make the surgery a successful one.KIMS is hence the best hospital for bariatric surgery in Hyderabad be it the laparoscopic or robotic.

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