In the early days of bariatric surgery procedures were done by creating one large open incision in the abdomen. That method has since evolved and the majority of surgeries are being performed laparoscopically through about five small incisions in the abdomen which have led to less pain and faster recovery. Recently, a technologically advanced method has been introduced known as robotic-assisted bariatric surgery.

Robotic-assisted surgery is increasing in frequency, and the surgeons at New Jersey Bariatric Center are at the forefront of this technology with advanced training. This minimally invasive surgery approach allows for your surgeon to have a greater range of motion, while maintaining control while operating. 

Is robotic-assisted surgery right for me?

Weight loss surgery conducted robotically has been proven to be successful for patients with obesity, and weight loss is the same between both the laparoscopic and robotic-assisted methods. When combined with follow-up care, a healthy diet and exercise, you can enjoy a healthier life. 

Robotic-assisted or laparoscopic bariatric surgery may be right for you if you suffer from obesity and have an obesity-related condition such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. Speak with your surgeon to find out if you qualify. 

What to do if you have questions

For more questions about robotic surgery or laparoscopic surgery, call our office to make an appointment to speak with a surgeon 908-481-1270. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4286948/

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    By: New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff

    New Jersey Bariatric Center®, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerset, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Hackettstown and Sparta, New Jersey, helps patients achieve long-term weight loss success through the most advanced bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric band and gastric balloon procedures. Led by the team of Drs. Ajay Goyal, James Buwen, Tina Thomas and Michael Fastiggi, New Jersey Bariatric Center®’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortalities and a complication rate that is lower than the national average.

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