Member News — Valley Surgeons Employing Robotic Technology for Weight-Loss Surgery
November 16th, 2018
Surgeons at The Valley Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management are employing leading-edge robotic technology to perform weight-loss surgery.
“The robotic approach provides surgeons with better visualization of the surgical field which, in turn, leads to increased surgical precision,” says Omar Bellorin-Marin, M.D., a general and bariatric surgeon with The Valley Hospital Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management. “This translates into improved outcomes for our patients.”
Similar to conventional laparoscopic weight-loss procedures, robotic bariatric surgery offers patients numerous benefits, including:
- Quicker recovery
- Reduced pain and scarring
- Quicker return to regular routine
- Fewer complications
- Less trauma to the body
- Shorter hospital stays
The Center’s robotic surgeries are performed using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, robotic surgical technology that mimics the human hand. Utilizing this advanced technology results in increased surgical accuracy because the robot’s vast range of motion allows the surgeon to control all surgical instruments, including the camera, with exacting dexterity.
“The application of robotic surgery to general surgery is growing and I am proud to lead a team that is able to offer new, more advanced options to our patients due to this growth in technology,” says Melissa Bagloo, M.D., the Center’s Medical Director. “To date, our team has performed more than 200 fully robotic surgeries. Dr. Bellorin-Marin plays an integral role in our robotic surgery practice. In his surgical career, he has performed nearly 300 fully robotic cases, including the first fully robotic gastric bypass surgery here at Valley.”
The Center’s multimodality practice provides multiple surgical and medically managed weight-loss treatment options to its patients. Treatment plans are individualized to each patient’s specific needs and care goals. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bagloo or Dr. Bellorin-Marin, please call (201) 251-3480.