Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Bariatric Patients at Swedish's Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Denver’s First Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Surgeon Dr. Richard Tillquist of Swedish Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Center now offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgery option for obese patients undergoing weight-loss surgery.

Advantages of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Using the robot-assisted da Vinci Surgical System allows Dr. Tillquist to operate through a few small incisions with greater vision, precision, dexterity and control than traditional laparoscopy.

Robotic bariatric surgery provides many potential advantages over traditional surgery, including:*

  • Less complications
  • Less trauma to the body
  • Optimal surgical precision
  • Lower rate of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimally invasive option for higher BMI patients, who may otherwise not be good candidates for surgery

*While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary.

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Is Robotic Surgery Right for You?

Many bariatric patients may benefit from the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Swedish. If you would like to learn more or find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment option, please contact the Bariatric Surgery Center. Several factors, including BMI and general health, are important factors in determining if robotic-assisted surgery is right for a patient.