Single Quadrant Robotically Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Description of a Surgical Technique

Brad E Snyder, MD, Erik B Wilson, MD, Todd Wilson, Nicholas M Brown, MD, Nathan Miller, MD. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


 Surgery utilizing a robot has been successfully performed for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Studies have shown the proven efficacy, reported lower complication rates, and technical benefits of robotic surgery. However, with some studies reporting longer operative times and no clear benefit with regards to complications and outcomes, use of robotic technology has yet to be universally adopted in RYGB. Technical innovations have to be implemented to prove the use of the robot does offer superior results. We propose a single-quadrant technique to the robotic assisted RYGB that is not only feasible and safe, but that offers many potential advantages with regards to decreasing operative time, preventing complications and improving outcomes.

Session Number: SS24 – Videos: Robotics
Program Number: V057

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