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20 hours ago, AJ Tylo said:

Not sure I was asleep but sent a picture of my Doc!

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On 2/12/2020 at 5:46 PM, Tiredmimi said:

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

It went perfectly! 6 tiny incisions only pain is the gas pain so far. Home already relaxing and sipping!

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13 minutes ago, Tiredmimi said:

That is great! I hope it is smooth sailing from here! We got this!🙏

Lol not gonna lie at first I scolded myself for doing it. The first 24 hours are the worst, then this morning all those feelings went away! Ask for a binder it will greatly help!

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My surgery was robotically assisted. I was thrilled when I found out - more “arms” able to work, better visibility by the doctor, and let’s face it, human arms are pretty dang fallible. Everything went great - no complications.

The first week post-op was rough, but that’s just because it’s major surgery.

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Any robotic assisted surgeries are much better than not using it. I'm a nurse who has cared for patients with much better recoveries after robotic surgery. So when my doctor said he would do my sleeve with the robot I was thrilled! I had no issues postop and very little pain.

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Mine went very well. I ended up having a huge Hiatal hernia that had to be repaired and surgery lasted 4 hours. 2 hours more than expected. Even with that happening I feel very little pain in the abdomen area. My biggest issue is I had my surgery on Thursday 2/27 and still have a lot of gas pain.

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On 2/12/2020 at 7:56 PM, 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?

Hey there! I am sorry that I am so late to this post. I did have the sleeve surgery done robotically. I really think that my incisions are much smaller than people who did not get the surgery robotically. With regard to recovery, I can't really say if my recovery was easier based on having robotic surgery. I can say that it does give the surgeon a better range of motion and decreases the risk of organ trauma.

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You will do great! I ended up having a 4 hour surgery instead of 2 because I had a huge hernia that we did not know about. That being said I got right off the table when they brought me to my room from recovery and sat in a chair instead of getting in the bed, put my pajamas on, and was walking within an hour! My recovery has been great. The only real pain I had at all was the gas pain from the CO2 they put in. That lasted a few days and was pretty bad but that was it! No problem drinking Water, no nausea ect. I really think the robotic surgery is the way to go and a much easier recovery!

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Mine was done robotically on 2/14 and went really well. My incisions looked way smaller than I thought they would. I’m 4 weeks out now and 3 out of the 5 incisions are all healed and look like little scratches. Only the two bigger ones are left and even they look good.

Good luck with your surgery! You’ll do great!

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I’m so glad you’re doing well! I’m just worried now they’re going to postpone it. I’ll find out tomorrow.

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I had robotically assisted surgery on 3/11. Went great. Pain much less than I expected. I would recommend to anyone to seek out a surgeon that uses this technique.

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