Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Offers Bariatric Robotic Surgery

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Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Offers Bariatric Robotic Surgery

At the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, new options are available for those making the life changing decision to lose weight, including minimally invasive techniques such as robotic-assisted laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Weight-loss surgery is associated with countless benefits. A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 10 to 15 years after having weight-loss surgery, obese patients were less likely to develop — and more likely to recover from — diabetes and other heart disease risk factors. With new options, such as the robotic-assisted laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore provides comprehensive choices for weight loss surgery.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive technique where a camera and small instruments are inserted through tiny incisions to remove a large percentage of the stomach. This technique allows surgeons to operate with greater dexterity, vision and control than with traditional surgical approaches and with less surgeon fatigue. The da Vinci features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that are more pliable and precise than the human wrist, translating into smaller, more precise movements. 

According to Seth Kipnis, M.D., FACS, medical director, Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, “Robotic bariatric surgery is a less invasive approach than traditional bariatric surgery – it reduces the risk of infection, quickens the recovery process and provides for an easier post-operative experience. Minimally invasive bariatric surgery continues to advance and improve patient safety and outcomes, and is an exciting option for those looking to take the next step in permanent weight loss.”

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.