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Bariatric Surgeon Melbourne

Robotic Surgery Melbourne

Robotic Surgery Melbourne

Dr Bhatia uses the da Vinci robot system for his robotic surgery cases. The da Vinci system offers a less invasive surgical approach in which only a small incision is required. It is important to understand that while the term ‘robotic surgery’ can feel a little impersonal, the equipment and the procedure are under the complete control of your surgeon.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic Surgery is a surgical method where a surgeon uses a machine with small surgical tools connected to a robotic arm. The surgeon operates and controls the arms from a computer within the operating room.

robotic surgery melbourne

How long has Robotic Surgery been available?

The first documented case of robotic surgery was completed in 1985. Specifically for Laparoscopic surgery, The da Vinci surgical system was first approved for use in the year 2000. Since then, it has been utilized around the world for a range of complex conditions including cancer of the prostate, cervix/uterus, colon/rectum, lung as well as bariatric (weight loss) surgery and general surgery.

The da Vinci robot system is minimally invasive and utilizes the latest in surgical and robotic innovation. It features a 3D high-definition camera and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. This enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Roboitic surgery benefits

    • Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
    • Less pain and blood loss
    • Quicker recovery
    • Smaller, less noticeable scars

What procedures can be performed this way?

Gastric Sleeve
(Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Reflux surgery

Gall Bladder removal (Cholecystectomy)

Single Site Reflux surgery (Fundoplication)

Gastric Bypass
(Roux en Y Gastric Bypass)



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