Using the da Vinci System in Bariatric Surgery

The da Vinci system enhances the safety and effectiveness of surgical procedures, and over 1.5 million surgeries worldwide have been performed using the da Vinci system. The da Vinci robot includes instrumentation worn on the surgeon's wrist that provides greater range of motion than the human wrist and magnified 3Dvision tools, allowing for greater control and enhanced vision. Anyone who is a candidate for bariatric surgery can benefit from the robotic surgery.

Benefits of the da Vinci System
Surgeons experience a much higher degree of precision through technology that allows for greater vision and dexterity while performing surgeries. And similar to laparoscopic surgery, the da Vinci system requires just a few small keyhole incisions as opposed to a large abdominal incision.

As a result of this technology, patients can experience:

  • a decreased risk of gastrointestinal complications and infections,
  • a reduced stay in the hospital
  • a much smaller incision compared to a large abdominal incision and
  • less pain and post-operative discomfort.

The da Vinci System at Riverside Weight Loss Specialists
Dr. Salzberg and Dr. Jain-Spangler have years of experience using the da Vinci robotic surgery system. On the Peninsula, they are the only surgeons to use the minimally invasive surgery system in bariatric procedures.

As a research fellow at Stanford University, Dr. Salzberg worked on the first iteration of the system and helped created some of the system's sensors and engineering and used the da Vinci system throughout his training at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Jain-Spangler has extensive experience using the minimally invasive da Vinci system. In addition to treating her patients here, she used the system throughout her fellowship training in bariatric and general surgery at Duke University.

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