Robotic Gastric Bypass Dr. Dennis Fernandez

During a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is divided, a small pouch is made, and the the intestine is re-routed to bypass not only the bigger portion of the stomach, but also part of the small bowel. It is a restrictive and a malabsorptive procedure. A patient ends up losing about 65% to 75% of excess…

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What is Sleeve Gastrectomy Dr. Dennis Fernandez

Dr. Dennis Fernandez, Huntsville, Alabama, performs the weight loss surgery, robotic sleeve gastrectomy. During a sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is divided, and 85-90% of it is removed. This restricts the volume of food that can be consumed. Ultimately, patients end up losing 65% to 70% of their excess body weight in a year and a…

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The Evolution of Surgery by Dr. Dennis Fernandez

Dennis Fernandez, MD, Huntsville, Alabama, discusses the Evolution of Surgery. He explains the transitions from open, to laparoscopic, to robotic surgery. Open operations required big incisions. And, most patients would take a long time to recover. They also had more discomfort. The transition to laparoscopic surgery allowed smaller incisions, with less trauma to the tissue…

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