Robotic Gastric Bypass
More than 24 million Americans suffer from obesity and subsequently endure a multitude of serious health concerns, including the risk of premature death. However, there’s hope: Bariatric surgery can bring obese men and women back to a healthier, safer weight. At Bay Surgical Weight Loss in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in bariatric medicine and surgery. Through the use of innovative robotic gastric bypass surgery, he helps his patients achieve healthy and active lifestyles once again. Call or schedule an appointment online to see if bariatric surgery is the right option for you.
Robotic Gastric Bypass Q & A
What is gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that shrinks your stomach size and reroutes your digestive tract. Dr. Huguet often performs it on patients with a high body mass index (BMI) or medical problems related to obesity.
According to a study in 2016, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) concluded that patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48% for up to 10 years after surgery.
How is gastric bypass surgery performed?
During a gastric bypass procedure, Dr. Huguet divides your stomach to create a small, "new stomach." He attaches the smaller portion of your stomach to your small intestine, bypassing the larger part of it. Because your "new stomach" is much smaller, it doesn't hold as much food, making it easier for you to lose weight.
Dr. Huguet can perform this minimally invasive surgery with the innovative, robotic da Vinci® Surgical System.
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci system facilitates minimally invasive surgery using robotic-assisted surgical arms and a 3D high-definition camera. The system allows Dr. Huguet to perform your gastric bypass procedure with enhanced vision, precision, and control.
Dr. Huguet sits at a nearby computer console viewing a 3D high-definition image of the inside of your body while performing the surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System translates his hand and wrist motions into smaller, ultra-precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments inside your body.
What are the benefits of robotic gastric bypass surgery?
Compared to traditional laparoscopy, robotic gastric bypass surgery offers several potential advantages, including:
- Fewer complications
- Less trauma to the body
- Reduced pain and scarring
- Lower infection rates
- Shorter hospital stays
- Much lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks
- Decreased need for follow-up surgery
More than three million people have trusted robotic surgery for minimally invasive procedures, and the da Vinci system continues to change the surgical experience for patients around the world.
Don’t risk your life by waiting. Book an appointment online or call Dr. Huguet today to schedule a consultation and see if gastric bypass surgery is right for you.