Harper BMI Bariatric Medicine Institute at the Detroit Medical Center

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Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Weight loss surgery is now more efficient than ever with minimally invasive, robotic-assisted bariatric surgery at Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute. Surgeons at Harper BMI use the daVinci® si HD Surgical System, the first in Southeast Michigan with a dual console configuration.

This advanced state-of-the-art robotic technology allows weight loss surgeons to use robotic arms and 3-D cameras to perform elaborate, high-tech bariatric surgeries. Sitting in an ergonomically designed control console, doctors manipulate surgical tools through robotic arms with hand and foot controls only a short distance from their patient. The robotic arms hold tiny instruments with 360-degree movement capabilities which allow for greater precision.

Robotic-assisted surgeries typically last no longer than three hours and call for general anesthesia. Post-op recovery commonly requires one night in the hospital and patients experience considerably less pain and discomfort than with traditional surgeries.
Small incision sites (usually 1-2 cm) and shorter recovery times aren’t the only advantages of robotic-assisted surgery. Patients also benefit from the following:

● Minimized surgeon fatigue
● Elimination of physiological tremors
● Small incision sites
● Less pain and scarring
● Reduced risk of infection

Harper BMI specializes in robotic-assisted Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries.