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da Vinci Robot-Assisted Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Bariatric Patients at Swedish's Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Denver’s First Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Surgeon Dr. Richard Tillquist of Swedish Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Center now offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgery option for obese patients undergoing weight-loss surgery.

Advantages of Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Using the robot-assisted Vinci® Surgical System allows Dr. Tillquist to operate through a few small incisions with greater vision, precision, dexterity and control than traditional laparoscopy.

Robotic bariatric surgery provides many potential advantages over traditional surgery, including:*

  • Less complications
  • Less trauma to the body
  • Optimal surgical precision
  • Lower rate of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimally invasive option for higher BMI patients, who may otherwise not be good candidates for surgery

*While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary.

Learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Center at Swedish

Attend a FREE weight-loss surgery informational seminar

Meet our weight-loss surgeon, Dr. Richard Tillquist

Is Robotic Surgery Right for You?

Many bariatric patients may benefit from the Vinci® Robotic Surgical System at Swedish. If you would like to learn more or find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment option, please contact the Bariatric Surgery Center. Several factors, including BMI and general health, are important in determining if robotic-assisted surgery is right for a patient.