Robotic Surgery

If you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, consider robotic-assisted surgery to ensure faster recovery and fewer complications. At In his Fort Worth Hospitals near Alliance, Keller, and Trophy Club, David Dyslin, MD, FACS, is highly experienced in robotic surgery technology using the innovative da Vinci® Surgical System. Learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery for weight loss by calling his Fort Worth office, which is near Keller and Alliance or booking an appointment online.

Robotic Surgery Q&A

  • What is robotic surgery?
  • Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, is an advanced technique that uses the technology of the da Vinci® Surgical System. In most cases, robotic surgery is minimally invasive and Dr. David Dyslin only needs to make small incisions. He uses a small camera that transmits real-time images to an external monitor, which he views as he performs the surgery for internal issues or weight-loss procedures. Tiny surgical instruments allow Dr. Dyslin to make repairs or reshape your digestive system with more control and precision than would be possible in traditional surgery.
  • What types of surgery can be done robotically?
  • Dr. Dyslin performs several surgery types using robot-assisted surgical techniques, including sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. These types of surgeries are effective in achieving weight-loss goals if you’re obese. They can also reduce your risk for weight-related medical issues, such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Am I a good candidate for robotic surgery?
  • Dr. Dyslin can determine if you qualify for robot-assisted bariatric surgery by reviewing your medical records and assessing your overall health. He may opt to use robotic surgery if your procedure is more complex or to ensure faster healing. Just like any surgery, robotic surgery does have risks. However, if you’re interested in achieving significant weight loss and are otherwise in good health, Dr. Dyslin may recommend robotic surgery for a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. If you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, Dr. Dyslin creates a custom treatment plan to address your weight-loss goals and determine if robotic surgery is best for you.
  • What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
  • Dr. Dyslin uses robotic surgery techniques to have better control during a procedure. He can also utilize them to perform delicate and complex surgeries that may otherwise be difficult or impossible with traditional surgery. Other benefits of robot-assisted surgery include less risk of:
    • Blood loss
    • Infection
    • Complications
    Because robotic surgery uses small incisions, you also get faster recovery and less scarring.