Robot-Assisted Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Vivek Bindal
  • Enrique E. Elli


This chapter reviews the technique and outcomes of robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). With the rise in obesity and bariatric procedures, surgeons are encountering patients with high body mass index (BMI) and revisional bariatric procedures. The use of digital platforms holds great promise for these complex procedures. Many specialists consider RYGB, which involves two anastomoses (gastrojejunostomy and jejunojejunostomy), to be the gold-standard surgical procedure for morbid obesity. Robotic surgery is currently considered to be an attractive technology that could help perform RYGB, given its well-described advantages. It is also the most-studied robotic bariatric procedure. This chapter describes the instrumentation, patient positioning, operating room setup, surgical technique, and outcomes of robot-assisted RYGB.


Robotic RYGB Robotic bariatric Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Robotic surgery Obesity surgery Handsewn gastrojejunostomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek Bindal
    • 1
  • Enrique E. Elli
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric SurgerySir Ganga Ram HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMayo Clinic FloridaJacksonvilleUSA

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