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Patients’ Biggest Weight Loss Option is Buffalo General Medical Center’s Newest Gain

Kaleida Health continues to expand its robotic surgery program to include bariatric and general surgery, making it one of the most dynamic programs in New York State.

In the past two years, more than 1,000 robotic surgeries have been performed at Kaleida Health, offering this surgical option to patients in need of gynecologic, urologic, and colorectal procedures.

The robot is the latest surgical option for bariatric patients available at Buffalo General Medical Center. Dedicated to helping the morbidly obese reclaim their health by losing weight, the Center already performs 99% of its Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses, gastric bandings, and sleeve gastrectomies laparoscopically.

Robotic surgery offers surgeons superior surgical precision, improved range of motion, an enhanced view and improved access to the surgical site, as compared to traditional surgical procedures. The surgeon is always in complete control-the robotic surgical system is unable to make any surgical maneuvers without the control of the surgeon.

Patients who qualify for robotic surgery benefit with smaller incisions, decreased length of hospital stay, fewer complications and a faster return to normal daily activities.

Buffalo General is utilizing a best-practice, evidence-based quality implementation model with rigid training guidelines, to ensure safe, high-quality outcomes and operational excellence as the robotic program continues to integrate new specialties.

Patients considering bariatric surgery are invited to attend one of the FREE, bi-weekly informational seminars held at Buffalo General Medical Center. To reserve a seat at an upcoming seminar, visit

For more information call Caroline Michalik at 568-3665.

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