Robotic surgery for weight loss

Robotic surgery for weight loss


230,000 people had weight-loss surgery last year when Houston doctor thinks even more people need the surgery and don’t get it so now an operation called a robotic sleeve gastrectomy it promises a less invasive approach to weight loss surgery in our health reporter Haley Hernandez is here to explain how it works this morning good morning guys so the surgery is performed using cutting-edge robotic technology to minimize trauma to the patient meaning a faster recovery and less pain for one woman who’s already lost nearly 80 pounds it was just what the doctor ordered teresina frances is a busy hard-working mom but at 295 pounds she found it difficult to get through the day I was always tired I was always looking for a reason to not do something frustrated she turned to laparoscopic gastric surgery using robotic technology which ideally does not cause as much trauma to the patient the robotic system provides the doctor with vision that is three-dimensional and magnified by 10 during the procedure the doctor uses the robot to divide the stomach and remove a large portion of it leaving a long tube shaped pouch in place it can hold up to ten ounces it went really well it really does help the patient recover a lot faster the surgery for me was a huge game-changer this isn’t the easy way out I’ve put in a lot of hard work to get to this point teresina says she’s lost 79 pounds so far this surgery makes the patient feel full faster because the part of the stomach that is removed eliminates the hormone ghrelin which causes people to feel hungry now there are many weight loss surgeons in our area that offer this procedure if you’re interested in changing your appetite to lose a significant amount of weight you want to ask your doctor if a robotic sleeve gastrectomy is right for you would you mind – no yeah yeah I mean the surgeon in our area says that a lot of people are probably eligible for the surgery and just don’t go asking about it so maybe if this is an option for you it might be something that least inquire you know why now sure thanks

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