Dr. Dirk Rodriguez Completes Robotic Surgery Training for Weight Loss Surgery

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Dallas surgeon Dr. Dirk Rodriguez has completed training on a new robotic surgery system for use in obesity surgery.

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The robot does not make a surgeon good. The robot makes a good surgeon an excellent surgeon.

Dallas-based obesity surgeon, Dr. Dirk Rodriguez, has recently completed training in robotic surgery for use in obesity surgery.

Robotic surgery has many applications and is being used extensively for gynecology and urology operations. The success of robotic surgery in these fields has now spread to gallbladder, colon, hernia and bariatric surgery.

“This is an exciting time to be a surgeon,” Dr. Rodriguez said. “The daVinci® robotic surgery system by Intuitive makes me more precise.”

The daVinci® robotic surgery system Dr. Rodriguez has started using simplifies many existing minimally invasive procedures and makes difficult operations more routine. The daVinci® surgical system combines superior 3D high definition vision with daVinci’s patented EndoWrist® Instruments to allow for enhanced dexterity, precision and control. This all allows for breakthroughs in surgical capabilities.

“The robot is a computer-based system with a 3D viewing system,” Dr. Rodriguez said. “The biggest advantage I have experienced is in the magnification. I can see so much more than with standard minimally invasive technology.”

The new system allows Dr. Rodriguez to tackle operations that in the past have been too difficult or risky. Dr. Rodriguez has said that he is particularly interested in using the system for failed weight loss operations.

Despite some recent bad press, Dr. Rodriguez believes many people have major misconceptions about robotic surgery and believes the new technology will eventually be accepted and recognized the same way laparoscopic surgery is now after years of doubt, disbelief and mockery.

“The robot is here to stay; it is not a fad,” Dr. Rodriguez said. “I tell all my colleagues who doubt this wonderful technology, ‘Get behind it or get left behind!’”

Learn more about robotic surgery and other affordable weight loss procedures through Dr. Rodriguez by visiting his website at http://www.drdirkweightloss.com. Call to schedule a consultation at 214-373-4751.

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Dr Dirk Rodriguez is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeon with over 20 years experience. He has personally performed over 10,000 weight loss operations, making him one of the most experienced obesity surgeons in Texas.

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