No. Our surgeons control the robot throughout the entire procedure. The robot holds the surgical instruments and camera, but our surgeons direct every movement.
Yes – Schedule
Varies depending on the procedure; however, robotic surgery has less downtime than traditional surgery.
In Austin, Robotic-Assisted Procedures Are Leading the Way
Robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons greater precision and control over their tools.
As a result, patients have shorter recovery times, less pain, and smaller incisions compared to traditional surgery. B+A Surgeons, Dr. Basa and Dr Abando, perform the majority of bariatric and general surgeries using the robotic da Vinci Surgical System.
Da Vinci Robotic Bariatric Surgery
If your doctor recommends surgery to control your weight, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Gastric Bypass, potentially the most effective, least invasive option for weight loss surgery. da Vinci Gastric Bypass allows our surgeons to provide the gold standard treatment, using only a few small incisions.
The B+A Process
B+A Surgeons use the da Vinci surgical system for many of our bariatric, hernia, colon, and gallbladder procedures in Austin. At your first appointment, our providers will get to know you, your concerns, and your medical history. If we determine surgery is necessary, we’ll discuss your treatment options in detail, including your candidacy for a robotic-assisted procedure.
Surgery is a big decision. Our compassionate providers are here to help you through it.
The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Weight Loss Surgery
For most patients, da Vinci Gastric Bypass can offer numerous potential benefits over open abdominal surgery, including:
An Improved Patient Experience
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer Complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- And a faster return to normal daily activities
More Effective Treatment
A da Vinci Gastric Bypass offers the potential for better outcomes than with open or laparoscopic approaches. This is because da Vinci provides surgeons with superior visualization, dexterity, control and ergonomics required for this technically demanding operation.
da Vinci allows surgeons to operate on higher-BMI patients; it can result in shorter procedures times and may offer reduced risk for serious complications by providing surgeons with superior visualization and instrumentation.
Meet Your Doctors
Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are board-certified general surgeons with extensive experience in bariatric surgery.
Combined, these surgeons have performed over 3,000 bariatric procedures. In 2019, they pursued specialized training in aesthetics to help patients continue their journey to better self-confidence. If you are looking for a bariatric surgeon in Cedar Park, learn more about our doctors.
See What Robotic Surgery Can Do
I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult… The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time…
I went to Dr. Abando for my initial consult. He welcomed me with a big smile and he took the time to listen to each of my concerns. They have a well thought-out program that is designed to educate you on their life-changing procedures. The doctors, staff, and facilities are excellent. Everyone is very supportive and ready to help at any time. I would highly recommend Dr. Basa, Dr. Abando, and Jessica Fowler to anyone who is interested in Bariatric surgery.
I have tried a handful of med spas since moving to the Austin area… The service, and the results are absolutely perfection. I couldn’t be happier…
I have tried a handful of med spas since moving to the Austin area. I am from the Los Angeles area and have high expectations of the services provided in B+A is the first med spa I have been to that is on par with the med spas in Los Angeles. the service, and the results are absolutely perfection. I couldn’t be happier. Kristin is absolutely amazing and knowledgeable. She has a customer for life.
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago… [she] is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person.
Dr. Basa performed my gastric sleeve 16 months ago. I have lost 120 pounds. Dr. Basa is not only excellent in her skill, but is also a very warm, friendly person. Thanks
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made…
I have no words for this review. Dr. Basa saved my life and I am forever grateful. I was on the fence at first but now I realized this was the best decision I ever made. The office and doctors are very friendly and care about their patients. I almost went somewhere else before coming here and you were just a number there not to mention the doctor does not even live or work in the area (he was from Dallas). They have a fool proof plan that is easy to follow and offer their own products (protein powders, vitamins, etc) which makes it easier to obtain and keep track. All health issues have went away and I am my healthiest in years. I am now 80 pounds down and still going. I highly, highly recommend Dr Basa or Dr. Abando. Thank you both!!!
I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic… If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.
I absolutely love this place. Everyone from the staff to the surgeons are fantastic. I spoke with Dr. Abando in August 2017 and after talking to him I felt so relaxed and calm and ready to take the next step.
If you’re looking to have bariatric surgery, this is the place to go.
The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery… The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!
I have had an amazing experience here! The front desk customer service is always friendly and helpful. My dietitian, Kelsey is knowledgeable and guided me onto achieving realistic goals. The talented Dr. Basa was very personable and gave me a successful surgery. Every person that I have met along my journey which started last fall (2022) has been wonderful! The facility is always clean and their equipment looks new. I highly recommend!
The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself…
The employees are so incredibly kind and helpful. They treat you with empathy and zero judgement on how you perceive yourself. They build you up while helping you achieve the results you’re looking for.
They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level…
Extremely friendly staff! They take your time into consideration and work with you on getting an appointment that works for you! Their knowledge of the treatments is next level. They give you multiple treatment options and even have an in-house financing card that’s super easy to sign up for. I’ll definitely be coming back!
The B+A staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in identifying services that are right for you. I’m amazed with my results from Emsella!…
The B+A staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in identifying services that are right for you. I’m amazed with my results from Emsella! I can now laugh with confidence and not worry about saying, “Stop, you’re going to make me pee!”
All the services I’ve received at B&A have been extraordinary! … I’m so thankful to the amazing staff for my skin looks years younger! Highly recommend…
All the services I’ve received at B&A have been extraordinary! I regularly schedule HydroFacials with Monica, who is professional while also personable! I thoroughly enjoy the facials as they are so relaxing with a heated table for additional comfort. I’m so thankful to the amazing staff for my skin looks years younger! Highly recommend anyone looking for a HydroFacial B&A is the place for you.
…Even my husband and four little ones are happy Momma is doing special face dates to treat myself. See y’all next month!
Beautiful office and the most lovely ladies around. Monica, Kaitlyn, Kristin, Brittany.. all I have met on the team have been incredibly kind and helpful in guiding me to care for my skin better. The hydrafacials are wonderful and partnering the Revision Skincare line along with the hydrafacials has made a difference in my skin in a short time. Dr. Basa and Dr. Abando are really lovely and easy to talk to which is icing on the cake. Thanks for giving me tools and helping me to care for myself better. Even my husband and four little ones are happy Momma is doing special face dates to treat myself. See y’all next month!
My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Dr. Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner…
Dr Abando is an excellent surgeon with amazing bedside manner. My first experience with him he literally saved my life. Each experience since has been wonderful. My older son sees him as well for abdominal issues and loves him just as much and I refer him to every friend I have needing some kind of abdominal surgery. His staff are kind and efficient. I highly suggest using him.
Frequently Asked Questions About Robotic-Assisted Surgery
B+A Surgeons can perform many surgeries robotically, however, robotic-assisted surgery isn’t for everyone. Our surgeons will discuss your candidacy for robotic surgery based on your individual needs and medical history.
The surgeon sits at a computer and sees a 3D image of the surgical site. Using controls, the surgeon directs the arms of the robot to adjust the camera and move the surgical instruments.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While da Vinci Gastric Bypass is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.