Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery at Medical City Plano
Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery (key hole) eliminates the need for a large incision. Instead, five to seven small incisions are created, a camera and instruments are introduced into the abdominal cavity, and the procedure is performed. Medical City Plano offers minimally invasive and robotic bariatric surgery for weight-loss.
Advantages of the Laparoscopic Approach
There are risks associated with any abdominal surgery. A patient’s weight, age, and medical history play a significant role in determining specific risks. Your surgeon will discuss the risks of bariatric surgery with you further. The advantages of the laparoscopic approach include:
- Less pain which leads to decreased requirement for pain medication, and earlier return of bowel function.
- Earlier mobility whereby patients are ambulating the day of surgery which decreases the risk of deep venous thrombosis (clots in the lower extremities) and atelectasis (collapse of part of the lung) that can lead to lung infections.
Robotic Surgery at Medical City Plano
We offer robotically-assisted sleeve gastrectomy, robotically-assisted gastric bypass and robotically-assisted revision surgeries. We use the state of the art da Vinci® Si Surgical System.
The da Vinci System's state-of-the-art robotic platform provides the intuitive control, range of motion, ability to manipulate tissue, and 3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery, yet accesses the surgical site through just a few small incisions.