DA VINCI ROBOT
Now Bariatric surgery assisted with Robotics Dr. López Corvala always at the forefront of bariatric surgery. The only Da Vinci Robotic system in the region is at Hospital Angeles Tijuana.
The Da Vinci robotic system has been approved by the FDA since 2000, designed for use in laparoscopic surgeries in Bariatric, Urological, Gynecological and General Surgery procedures. In Mexico there is Robot Da Vinci in the City of Mexico, Monterrey, Guadalajara and now in the Angeles Tijuana Hospital.
It allows the movements of the surgeon’s hands to translate into smaller and more precise movements of the instruments inside the patient’s body. One of the instruments is a laparoscope: a thin tube with a small camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide the doctors during surgery.