Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Physician

Zurab Tsereteli, MD

Zurab Tsereteli, MD

Bariatrics, General Surgery, Wound Center

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Bariatric /Metabolic surgery may be suggested to patients with moderate and severe obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) 35 and above) and other medical conditions related to obesity especially Diabetes. Bariatric/Metabolic surgery, which has been performed at our institution more than 10 years, is done using minimally invasive surgery – through a few small incisions – with traditional laparoscopy or more advanced Robotic assisted surgery. We offer patients two most performed bariatric procedures Robotic assisted Gastric Bypass or Robotic assisted/Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass makes your stomach a large egg size and reroutes your digestive tract. During surgery, doctors divide your stomach to create a new, smaller stomach. The new stomach is attached to the small intestine and bypasses the larger part of your original stomach and upper portion of the small intestines where most calories from food are absorbed. Your new stomach is now much smaller as is the amount of food it can hold, and much less calories absorbed.

Gastric Sleeve

During gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, most of your stomach is removed. As with gastric bypass, the smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach that remains is sealed and holds smaller amounts of food.

Why robotic surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgical device assures that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The robotic system gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery can result in the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of gastrointestinal leaks
  • Short hospital stay
  • Low risk of needing follow-up surgery
  • Low risk of surgeon switching to open surgery