Dr. Francis Teng to Perform First Da Vinci Robot Bariatric Surgery in Nevada

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Board-certified Las Vegas bariatric surgeon Dr. Francis Teng will be the first in Nevada to perform robotic weight loss surgery. At his practice, Dr. Teng offers services in LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass for patients seeking options to combat morbid obesity and attain significant weight loss through advanced surgical techniques. Using the da Vinci® Surgical System robotic platform, Dr. Teng says he hopes to provide patients with an innovative, minimally-invasive option for weight loss surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgeon in Las Vegas First in Nevada to Perform Da Vinci Robotic Bariatric Surgery

I think this is a tremendous opportunity for those severely obese individuals to also benefit from the outcomes of the LAP-BAND surgery in reduction of health problems and improvement in their quality of life.

At his center for weight loss surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Francis Teng will perform the first robotic surgery in Nevada. Dr. Teng will utilize the da Vinci® Surgical System for the procedure, an advanced robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities and minimize incision size. He says the new da Vinci weight loss surgery technology gives surgeons greater precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, and enhanced access to patient anatomy. Because of the improvements to surgical ability, Dr. Teng also says the da Vinci weight loss system can offer patients a number of benefits including less pain, shorter hospitalization, and faster recovery. “I think this is a tremendous opportunity for those severely obese individuals to also benefit from the outcomes of the LAP-BAND surgery in reduction of health problems and improvement in their quality of life. Millions of Americans can now benefit from this change in qualifications for LAP-BAND surgery.”

The da Vinci® Surgical System operates using small incisions to introduce miniaturized, wristed instruments and a high-definition 3-D camera. Seated at the console, the surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3-D image of the site while performing the surgery through scaled, filtered, and translated movements of the robotic instruments. Dr. Teng says the robotic surgery is a state-of-the-art advancement in medical technology and hopes it will continue to push the limits of weight loss surgery.

Dr. Teng also says he hopes to use the new technology to continue providing the highest quality bariatric care to his patients. Thanks to the substantial benefits available from the da Vinci® system and single incision weight loss surgery procedures, he says he is excited to see the where the progression of laparoscopic surgical techniques and technology takes bariatric surgery next. “American standards are paralleling the rest of the world in terms of global health care benefits from surgical weight-loss through the LAP-BAND system.”

About Francis W. Teng, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Francis Teng completed his surgical residency at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has performed more than 800 bariatric procedures since 2002 and is the only Las Vegas surgeon to perform single incision weight loss surgery. Dr. Teng is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

Located at 3150 N. Tenaya, Ste #680 in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Teng’s practice can be reached at (702) 838-5888. The practice can also be contacted online via the website fwtengbariatrics.com or facebook.com/pages/Francis-W-Teng-MD-Advanced-Surgical-Care/109687049070704.

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