ABCD. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva (São Paulo)
versão impressa ISSN 0102-6720
ABDALLA, Ricardo Zugaib et al. Brazilian experience in obesity surgery robot-assisted. ABCD, arq. bras. cir. dig. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp. 33-35. ISSN 0102-6720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-67202012000100008.
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive techniques were associated with bariatric surgery, leading to a decrease in aggression to the organs and systems. Robotic surgery is a new possibility within the concept of minimal invasion. AIM: To evaluate the initial experience of robotic surgery for obesity. METHODS: Twenty seven patients were operated in the same hospital, by the same team with the same surgical system, Da Vinci S. RESULTS: Were performed six gastric band placement , five sleeve gastrectomies and 16 gastric bypasses. There was one major complication and no death in this series. CONCLUSIONS: The robotic surgery for obesity surgery was safe during the initial experience.
Palavras-chave : Obesity [surgery]; Robotics; Surgical procedures, minimally invasive.