Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

For many patients struggling with life-threatening obesity, the decision to seek help from a surgeon is difficult. There is a lot of confusing and conflicting information. If you or a loved one is considering a surgical treatment for morbid obesity, we are here to help.

Your surgical weight loss journey starts with finding the right specialist. That means selecting a physician who not only has great clinical outcomes, but someone who will be by your side not just during the surgery process, but for years to come.

"I get criticized sometimes because I give my cell number to the patients. And my take on it is, you can always be on the other side."
- Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS

The Palm Beach Digital Surgery Institute is led by Eduardo Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS, a worldwide leader in robotic surgery. Dr. Parra brings more than 30 years of experience to the care of patients, and is known for a robotic surgical approach that often avoids the need for open surgery, instead operating through very small incisions. This approach minimizes infection, pain and recovery times for weight loss surgery patients.

The Right Solution for You

Dr. Parra is dedicated to helping patients find the right solution for them.

In general, these are the three most common weight loss surgeries:

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Lap-BAND

In the bariatric community, use of the Lap-BAND has decreased significantly due to complications. Our program offers care for patients with previous Lap-BAND surgeries, both for maintenance and revisions.

"We don’t tell everyone the Lap-Band has to be taken out,” says Dr. Parra. “If you have a Lap-BAND and it’s working for you, and we can work with you, I would be happy to. But if the Lap-BAND is not working, we can offer you the next step."

For patients considering bariatric surgery for the first time, Dr. Parra and his team work with each patient, to determine the best treatment option for them.

The Palm Beach Digital Surgery Institute has extensive experience in both Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve procedures.

“Both are great procedures,” says Dr. Parra. “Usually we tailor the procedure according to the profile of the patient. It’s not which one is better. It’s which one fits the needs of the patient.”

Dr. Parra encourages patients to seek second opinions, read reviews and ask questions. To learn more about weight loss surgery and your options, click on a link to the left.

Take the Next Step

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Parra, call 561-220-1900.