Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Chloe Aiken, Southern Maine Health Care
Abigail Reera, Southern Maine Health Care

SMHC Cohort 1


Background: As OR nurses, we have seen an increase in the number of robot-assisted bariatric surgeries instead of being performed laparoscopically. In the United States, the first surgical robotic telepresence system became available in 1987. From there, IntuitiveSurgical, Inc. reworked that system to create numerous prototypes leading to the DaVinci series that we utilize at SMHC.