What is DaVinci Robotic Bariatric Surgery

One of the newest and most exciting developments in minimally invasive surgery is the use of robotic technology for advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures. Dr. Minkin has been trained and certified in the use of the DaVinci robot and has used the robot to perform the first robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy operation in St. Louis. The DaVinci robot enables true 3D visualization of the operative field laparoscopically as well as very precise, controlled movements of the surgical instruments inside the body. This is a new and emerging technology for surgery and is very new to the sub-specialty of Bariatric surgery.

Our Program Team

When investigating bariatric surgery programs, look for those programs that take a multidisciplinary, fully integrated approach to the care of their patients. All members of our “Program Team” have undergone specific training and education regarding the care of the bariatric patient. At Des Peres Hospital, several of the nurses caring for the bariatric patients have undergone surgery by Dr. Minkin themselves and understand their patient’s postoperative experience firsthand.