• More than 4500 Bariatric Cases including;
    More than 1550 Sleeves, 1500 Bypass Surgeries,
    600 Robotic-Assisted Bypass Surgeries.
  • Dr. Arif Ahmad Has Been Awarded the
    "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate
    Doctor Award" by Vitals for Five Consecutive
  • Dr. Ahmad rated one of America’s top
    surgeons by the
    Consumer Research Council
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  • Recognized as a "Center of Excellence
    in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery"
    Awarded by the Surgical Review
    Corporation continuously since 2007
  • The Most Experienced Fellowship-Trained
    Bariatric Surgeon on Long Island
  • Largest number of Sleeves and Bypasses
    in Suffolk County. Largest number of
    Bariatric Surgeries in Long Island in
  • Welcome to one of the top Bariatric
    practices on Long Island
  • Over 10,000 surgical and endoscopic
    procedures performed
  • Impeccable track record with
    over 30 years of experience
  • One of the Top Records for long term
    weight loss with high quality care and
    compassionate staff
  • “Dr. Ahmad routinely utilizes the daVinci
    Surgical System, the most advanced
    surgical platform in the world, to perform
    minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery”
  • Listen to how Richard got his life back
    & how Dr. Ahmad changes lives...
  • Dr. Ahmad was one of the first surgeons in
    Suffolk County to perform the
    gastric bypass laparoscopically
  • On the cutting edge of the newest
    procedures in weight loss surgery.
  • Newsweek acknowledges
    Dr. Ahmad as a leader in
    Bariatric Surgery
  • Ask about the single incision Laparoscopic
    (virtually scarless) option for bypass,
    bands and sleeves
  • Dr. Ahmad has performed over 400
    Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypasses
    utilizing the daVinci Surgical System
  • ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical
    approach at weight loss.

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Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 PM
Mather Hospital
Conference Room B
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Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypass

Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypass


Dr. Ahmad routinely utilizes the da Vinci Surgical System, the most advanced surgical platform in the world, to perform minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery.

Dr. Ahmad, a pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, is the first bariatric surgeon in Suffolk County to use the advanced da Vinci robotic system to perform the bariatric procedure. He has completed training as a Console Surgeon using the da Vinci Surgical System and EndoWrist Instruments, as well as a da Vinci Single-Site Training program. With gastric bypass surgery, a surgeon creates a small pouch in the top of the stomach that restricts the amount of food that can be digested at any time. The body’s ability to absorb fat from food is also substantially reduced through bypassing the duodenum, a part of the small intestine. Dr. Ahmad has performed over 290 robotic gastric bypasses and is looking to expand his use of this advanced technology to treat hiatal hernias and perform single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomies.

davnci-imageThe da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities. Surgeons using da Vinci make small incisions to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. The surgeon is seated at a console and views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site. At the same time, the surgeon’s hand movements are translated by state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.

davnci-image1The da Vinci Surgical System offers a surgeon:

  • Enhanced visualization
  • Enhanced visualization
  • Improved dexterity, accuracy ® control
  • Precise suturing which offers an alternative to stapling for optimal anastomosis
  • Detailed dissection and suturing for intricate revisions
  • Increased surgeon ergonomics to minimize fatigue

Similar to conventional laparoscopy, da Vinci Gastric Bypass may also offer numerous potential benefits when compared with traditional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • And a faster return to normal daily activities

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