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Anyone had the sleeve surgery done robotically? My surgeon called today and ask if I would be ok with him doing it robotically. He said it is more precise and gives him a much better view and recovery most likely will be easier! I said ok, but just wondering if anyone else has had it that way?

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Mine is on the 20th and it will be robotic as well!

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I have had two robotically assisted surgeries. My sleeve was done robotically on January 16 and I had a piece of my colon removed in December 2018 robotically. There are lots of advantages. First is there is less incision pain. In laparoscopic surgeries the cannula move in the incisions. With robotically assisted surgeries the only movement is inside your abdomen. Second is the surgeon has much better magnified 3D view . Third is the can use a dye in your bloodstream which will fluoresce so the surgeon can see blood vessels better. Fourth is the surgeon has much more precise control over the instruments being use down to the millimeter. I am sure there are more, but those are the ones I remember. Robots may one day rise up and take over, but until that day, I reccomend robotically assisted surgery.

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Yes, I had a robotic assisted sleeve on 1/8 and had zero complications. The scarring seems to be super minimal as well, I'm thinking maybe due to the robotic assistance? I'm amazed to be honest

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Thanks for sharing. That makes me feel good!

Not a problem! Best wishes!

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3 hours ago, Tiredmimi said:

Mine is the 27th. Keep me posted if you can! Mine is in Nashville TN !

Will do! Mine will be in Seattle.

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Not sure I was asleep but sent a picture of my Doc!
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Had mine done robotically. No issues. It is more precise. I'm super happy with my results thus far. :) You'll do wonderfully!

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22 hours ago, Tiredmimi said:

Anyone had the sleeve surgery done robotically? My surgeon called today and ask if I would be ok with him doing it robotically. He said it is more precise and gives him a much better view and recovery most likely will be easier! I said ok, but just wondering if anyone else has had it that way?

yes, my sleeve was done robotically 6 months ago, all good !

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