Obesity can significantly affect your quality of life. When left unmanaged, it can lead to a number of serious health complications such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer such as breast, colon, kidney, and liver cancer.

Losing Weight Through Surgery

If you’ve never had any success with the conventional methods (i.e. diet, exercise, medicine), then you may have considered bariatric or weight loss surgery.

Many people who underwent bariatric surgery and made the necessary lifestyle changes have had success in losing weight and keeping it off long term.. 

Most weight-loss surgeries today are performed through minimally-invasive techniques. It could be through laparoscopic surgery or robotic-assistive surgery.

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville Perform Robotically-Assistived Bariatric Surgery

Our surgeons, Dr. Mark Colquitt and Dr. Jonathan Ray, have been doing bariatric procedures using robotically-assistive surgery for years.

Robotic-assistive surgery is made possible with da Vinci technology. Using this advanced surgical technology, the surgeon can work with instruments inside your body more precisely. 

With da Vinci, your surgeon works with a console next to you and operates tiny instruments. The system uses a camera that provides a high-definition and 3D magnified view of the inside of your body. The da Vinci system translates each hand movement made by your surgeon, allowing him/her to bend or move instruments with more precision.

Advantages of Minimally-Invasive Procedures

Minimally-invasive procedures like robotically-assistive surgeries can significantly reduce your risk for complications during and after surgery. These procedures also call for a shorter length of hospital stay and recovery period compared to the conventional open surgery.

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, get more information by attending or viewing one of our free Bariatric Seminars. Call (865) 541-4500 to register watch our online seminar by clicking here: http://seminar.foothillsweightloss.com/ .

Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons is part of Premier Surgical Bariatrics. Foothills is affiliated with Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical, a member of Covenant Health and Covenant Health Bariatric Services.