For many people considering bariatric surgery, one of the drawbacks has been a long recovery and the risks associated with an open procedure. Now, there is an alternative. St. Petersburg General Hospital is pleased to offer robotic bariatric surgery for patients undergoing gastric bypass procedures. Using robotic surgery, doctors are able to offer a less invasive, more reliable operation for patients.
There are several benefits to choosing robotic bariatric surgery. Because only small incisions are required, there is less blood loss, fewer complications, and a lower risk of infection. Less tissue is disrupted during robotic surgery compared to open procedures, so recovery time is much faster. Patients undergoing robotic bariatric surgery also have shorter hospital stays and a reduced risk of needing follow-up procedures.
To learn if robotic bariatric surgery is right for you, ask your doctor to refer you to the Bariatric Care Program at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Our full-service hospital offers a comprehensive range of services, including ER care, women’s services, and a chest pain center. For a physician referral or more information, call (888) 741-5122.