Robotic Surgery

  • John Cole Cowling
  • Aarthy Kannappan
  • Erik B. Wilson
  • Keith C. Kim
  • Shinil K. ShahEmail author


The use of robotic-assisted laparoscopy in weight loss surgery continues to increase. This chapter reviews the current data evaluating the use of robotics in regard to adjustable gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, duodenal switch/biliopancreatic diversion, and revisional weight loss surgery. Additionally, we review training-, ergonomic-, and economic-related issues, the international experience of robotics in bariatric surgery, as well as technical pearls and current/future platforms and technology.


Robotics Bariatric surgery Gastric bypass Biliopancreatic diversion Metabolic surgery Gastrectomy Ergonomics 

Supplementary material

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Robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (MP4 1300308 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Cole Cowling
    • 1
  • Aarthy Kannappan
    • 2
  • Erik B. Wilson
    • 1
  • Keith C. Kim
    • 3
  • Shinil K. Shah
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUT Health McGovern Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryLoma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Center for Metabolic and Obesity SurgeryFlorida Hospital Celebration HealthCelebrationUSA

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