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Surgical, weight loss center receives certification
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Posted: 2012 Dec 14 - 06:37

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SEBASTIAN -- Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center is now offering robotically assisted, minimally invasive surgery as a weight loss surgery option.

The addition of this technology to the practice makes Riverside Surgical and Weight Loss Center one of only a handful of bariatric surgical centers in Florida using the most advanced techniques to perform bariatric surgery.

The robotically assisted minimally invasive method, the da Vinci Surgical System, works as an extension of the surgeon, translating the surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements.

This offer high-resolution, 3-D visibility and improved accuracy. It's an improvement from traditional and laparoscopic weight loss surgeries.

These benefits are translated to patients in quicker recovery times and improved cosmetic appearance.

Like conventional laparoscopy, the da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to operate through just a few tiny (5 mm) incisions, but da Vinci offers benefits that conventional laparoscopy does not.

With conventional laparoscopy, the instruments are rigid and have limited movement, however with robotically-assisted instruments are wristed and move in all directions with 90 degrees of freedom.

Patients who have their surgery done with da Vinci also experience shorter hospital stays, less pain, lower risk of infection, less blood loss, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities.

These benefits are prompting surgeons to become certified in robotically assisted minimally invasive bariatric surgery so they can better help their patients lose weight and heal quickly.

Dr. Patrick Domkowski, medical director at Riverside Surgical and

Weight Loss Center, became da Vinci certified in order to offer his patients an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgeries.

"The enhancements this system offers to both patient and doctor made becoming certified in this system a natural choice for Riverside," said Dr. Domkowski.

The center also offers other advanced weight loss surgery options, such as the STARR treatment surgical system, which allows bariatric surgery to be performed through one, tiny incision.

Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center is proud to be the only comprehensive surgical weight loss center in the Treasure and Space Coast area to offer patients a comprehensive package to complete their weight loss transformation.

For more information, call (772) 581-8003 or visit


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