• Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Best Robotic Surgery in Long Island, NY

The Da Vinci robotic surgery is the latest, most advanced surgical technology available for successful precision surgery today. This revolutionary surgical equipment and the leading robotic weight loss surgery expert Dr. Arif Ahmad have come together here on Long Island, NY, for the benefit of general surgery patients. Using the industry-leading da Vinci Robotic Surgery system, Dr. Ahmad is able to offer surgeries with minimal recovery time and additional benefits for Long Island surgical patients.


This futuristic, yet proven, robotic surgical technology allows Dr. Ahmad to visualize the surgery area in realistic 3D with microscopic detail during the robotic surgery. With this view, he easily guides the extremely accurate da Vinci surgical robot to perform a diverse set of general surgical procedures in precise detail. Calling upon his years of surgical experience, Dr. Ahmad performs both routine and complex surgical procedures in most areas of the body, using highly effective, high-technology robotic surgical equipment.

How Does the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Enhance the Surgical Experience?

The da Vinci Robotic System is a robotic platform sophisticatedly  designed to enhance the surgeon’s capabilities in performing bariatric surgery. When using the da Vinci, surgeons create small incisions to insert a high-definition 3D camera and small-sized wristed instruments. The surgeon then uses a magnified, high-resolution 3D image to view the surgical site.

The Da Vinci surgical robot interprets the movements of our skilled Long Island robotic surgeon and carries them out in precise detail, using the tiniest surgical instrumentation for exacting results. The da Vinci robotic surgical technology optimizes the already meticulous surgical techniques that Dr. Ahmad has developed over the years as a trusted Long Island general surgeon. Our patients enjoy these advantages with the expert da Vinci robotic surgery performed by Dr. Ahmad:

  • Less time needed in the operating room
  • Fewer days in the hospital for recovery
  • Minimized blood loss during and after robotic surgery
  • Helps avoid the need for blood transfusion
  • Less soft tissue and nerve trauma
  • Reduced post-surgical pain means minimal need for narcotic pain medications
  • Tiny incision size and precision suturing creates the smallest, least visible surgical scars
  • Low incidence of wound infection and fast wound healing after robotic surgery
  • Lower level of patient stress
  • Reduced surgical complications for better outcomes
  • Quicker recovery times, so you can resume your busy life

Proven Surgical Technology

Robotic surgery provides an often-beneficial, high-technology alternative to traditional surgical procedures or “open” surgery. Also known as robot-assisted or robotic-assisted surgery, these procedures have been advanced by technology and surgical equipment from the da Vinci robotics.

The highly skilled surgeon receives these benefits from the da Vinci surgical robot to help optimize surgical outcomes:

  • Clear and sharp visualization of surgical field with 3D imagery
  • Reduced eye fatigue for surgeons for improved microsurgery results
  • Less surgeon arm, finger and hand fatigue (for increased focus and endurance)
  • Added dexterity enabling use of smaller, miniature surgical tools (by the robotic arms)
  • Allows quicker completion of surgery with high accuracy

How Robotic Surgery Benefit Patients

The da Vinci® Surgical System is very precise and accurate, and this platform provides surgeons with matchless range of movement so that precision and control is at its highest level. It gives the surgeon better perception because of the high-resolution of the image and a wide viewing area of the surgical site.

Because of its precision and accuracy, robotic-assisted  surgery helps lessen patients’ anxiety, which is common during the procedure. Patients suffer less pain and there is less blood loss. After surgery, patients can function normally and go back to their usual routine, for recovery is faster compared to the traditional operation.

Patients can save more since surgery time is reduced by up to 30 percent and hospital stay is shorter. Some patients are even discharged from the hospital 24 hours after the surgery and they have fully recovered in just a matter of weeks, not months. Additionally, there is less risk for infection and complications with robot-assisted surgery.

Top Long Island Robotic Surgeon

Successful robotic surgery requires meticulous surgical skill, dedication and years of experience. That is why Dr. Ahmad is the best robotic surgeon in Long Island, NY. Although da Vinci robotic surgical technology is superb, expert surgical guidance creates the desired outcome for patients after all types of robotic surgeries. The da Vinci surgical robot translates and executes the surgeon’s movements in exquisite detail using tiny instruments to increase the surgeon’s capabilities.

You can feel confident in selecting Dr. Arif Ahmad for robotic surgery on Long Island. Dr. Ahmad is a leading bariatric and general surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. This expert robotic surgeon trained in the UK after medical school and residency. There he earned his FRCS designation (Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons) as a senior surgeon entitled to practice in Ireland and the UK. In the US, Dr. Ahmad completed advanced training during a Harvard fellowship and also worked at the Universities of Connecticut and Virginia. He has also served as Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Stony Brook University, where he trained other surgeons to perform laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Dr. Ahmad is well known on Long Island for his highly successful track record in robotic surgeries.

When performing minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery., Dr. Ahmad routinely utilizes the da Vinci Surgical System, which is the the most advanced surgical platform in the world.

In Long Island, NY, Dr. Ahmad is the pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. He is the first bariatric surgeon to use advanced robotic system in performing bariatric procedures. His expertise in robot-assisted procedures is backed by his multiple training which include being a Console Surgeon for his training with the da Vinci Surgical System and EndoWrist Instruments as well as a da Vinci Single-Site Training program.

Types of Robotic Surgery

Your Long Island, NY, robotic surgeon creates and guides the surgical strategy at every moment, while the dexterity and precision of the da Vinci technology adds to the effectiveness of each motion. The robotic surgery technique also provides a highly enhanced and detailed 3D view of the surgical area to enable pinpoint accuracy and can shorten the number of steps required to complete your surgery.

With hundreds of successful robotic surgeries to his credit, Dr. Ahmad performs the best robotic surgery in Long Island, NY,  across a number of procedures, including:

  • Robotic bariatric surgery (robotic gastric bypass for weight loss)

During this procedure, the surgeon makes a small pouch on the top of the stomach to restrict the amount of food that a patient digests, thereby restricting the body’s ability  to absorb fat. The duodenum, a part of the small intestine, is bypassed so that food is also substantially reduced. Dr. Ahmad has performed about 1000 robotic operations including gastric bypasses, sleeves and hernia repairs.

  • Robotic abdominal surgery
  • Robotic cholecystectomy (robotic gallbladder surgery)
  • Robotic colon cancer resection to restore bowel function
  • Robotic hernia repair
  • Robotic splenectomy
  • Robotic surgery for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease or chronic acid reflux)
  • Routine or complex robotic surgery procedures
  • And many more types of robotic surgery in Long Island, NY

Find Out if You Are a Candidate for Robotic Surgery in Long Island, NY

The field of 3D robotic surgery, proven and pioneered by the da Vinci Robotic Surgery systems, combined with the skill of experienced Long Island robotic surgeon, Dr. Arif Ahmad, is making surgery more precise than ever before. This means that robotic surgery Long Island NY patients now have the opportunity for less stressful surgery with high success rates, expertly performed using the da Vinci Robotic Surgery system. Most people are candidates for robotic surgery, depending upon the specific procedure recommended and other details of your case. To learn more, schedule a robotic surgery consultation with Dr. Ahmad to discuss your surgery. Choose the best in Long Island robotic surgery–Contact Dr. Ahmad today.


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