Robotic Assisted Bariatric Surgery

  • Ranjan SudanEmail author
  • Brandon V. Henry
  • Vivek Bindal
  • Erica Podolsky


Intuitive Surgical, Inc., United States of America obtained Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000 and introduced the da VinciTM robot system in the United States providing an alternative platform for performing minimally invasive surgery. The system offers enhanced three-dimensional vision and wrist-like articulating instrumentation providing ergonomic and technical advantages to the surgeon. Soon after its introduction, we used the da VinciTM system, for complex abdominal operations including bariatric procedures. Its use has now been described for adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion with or without duodenal switch.


Robot Robotic surgery Bariatric surgery Adjustable gastric band Sleeve gastrectomy Roux en y Biliopancreatic diversion Duodenal switch 

Supplementary material

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Video 38.1 Totally robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (MP4 286331 kb)
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Video 38.2 Totally robotic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (MP4 98883 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Sudan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brandon V. Henry
    • 2
  • Vivek Bindal
    • 2
  • Erica Podolsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDuke University HospitalDurhamUSA

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