Robotic Technology Used by Bariatric Surgeons to Lesson Patient Trauma

Published by , July 16, 2018 2:06 pm

(WFMZ.com)  Robotic technology used by robotic surgeons at Baptist Health System in San Antonio allows surgeons to operate the hands of the robot, which ideally doesn’t 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 10 ounces.