da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system for weight loss surgery, Dr. Joe cribbins bariatric surgeon

Da Vinci Xi: Ultra Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our doctors proudly use Intuitive’s state-of-the-art Da Vinci® Xi Surgical System in order to give patients the optimum in medical care.

When used by our highly trained surgeon, the Xi lets patients enjoy a faster recovery, minimal discomfort, and better results. 

Here's why the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, uses the ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi ...

da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system for weight loss surgery, Dr. Joe cribbins bariatric surgeon

The Da Vinci Xi Platform Advantages for Bariatric Patients

Smaller Incisions & Less Scarring

Minimally invasive operations become ultra minimally invasive with the Da Vinci Xi, which enables complex procedures through the smallest of incisions. The technique offers the best possible results while enhancing the patient experience with less pain, reduced scarring, and faster healing.

Feel Better Sooner

In the hands of an experienced expert like Dr. A. Joseph Cribbins III, who has used Da Vinci technology since 2012, the Xi surgical techniques translate to a quicker and more comfortable recovery for most patients. Because the recovery is faster, patients can experience a shorter hospital stay, less time away from work or school, and a quicker return to their normal activities.  

More Precise Surgery & Improved Results

Dr. Cribbins, who is highly trained and experienced in the Da Vinci platform, is an expert at guiding the Xi, which translates his hand movements into precise and delicate movements. His deft control of the Xi and its miniaturized surgical tools minimizes disruption of surrounding tissue and results in less bleeding and postoperative pain, even as compared to traditional laparoscopic methods. 

Exceptional Surgical Facilities

Dr. Cribbins uses state-of-the-art operating rooms that feature the most current Da Vinci Xi technology: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Frisco; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Plano, and Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery in Plano. 

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Jacob Dupra

2021

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Let me throw out this as a disclaimer first. Everyone's health is different and my not be the same as other or myself point of view.... I would have to say this has been one of my best surgical operations so far. Dr. Cribbins has to be hands down one of the best bariatric surgeons that I have met. I had a gastric sleeve done in 2017 from another doctor that was fantastic, but over time experienced really bad gerd, heartburn, vomiting and nausea. From there I decided that I thought it was time to have the issue fixed. I then googled best bariatric surgeon and found Dr. Cribbins in Texas, and I was currently living in Pennsylvania. I can definitely say he takes the time to listen to your concern and offers his best medical opinion based on your needs . He listen to my problem and address the issue. He converted my sleeve to a roux en-y. I was extremely nervous to do this but glad I did. He uses the DaVinci robot to perform this operation and I can definitely say that I see a huge difference in my recovery at the moment compared to it being regular laparoscopic. Now your having surgery and there will be pain and everyone tolerates pain differently. I had bad pain but I can tell you that what ever technique he used closing you up is well worth it. I was was afraid of the sever gas pain like I had after my first surgery, but what ever dr.cribbins have done made it so much more comfortable. As I said I still had bad pain but it wasn't were I felt like I was dying. I had my surgical procedure done at Baylor Frisco. Surgical staff at the hospital were super amazing. They all were compassionate, understanding and actually cared. They ensured that I was comfortable from the time I got there to the time I was finished. There's a nurse in pre-op don't remember his name but he's blond I think. He constantly checked up on me and identified my anxiety I was having before I did and help me with breathing. As to the other nurses they we constantly by my side. My nurse for the surgery was by my side the whole time and made me feel super SAFE AND COMFORTABLE.  My anesthesiologist gave me meds slught before we left for the room to help relax me and was really caring about my safety and health as well. Dr. Cribbins office staff were really nice as well and ensure I was taken care of. They communicated what was needed and help with insurance and such... I can truly say this was a pleasant experience and would recommend doctor Cribbins to any who would be interested in bariatric weight loss

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2021

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I have not had good luck with allopathic doctors. It’s rare to find one that isn’t pretentious and condescending- especially if you are heavy. That changed when I called Texas Center for Bariatrics. Dr. Cribbins is smart, personable, and reasonable. Each one of his staff are kind and accommodating. I know that the thought of bariatric surgery is scary. But I assure you that if you considering taking control of your health, make an appointment. You won’t regret it.

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Dr. Joe Cribbins & The "Art of Bariatarics" with the Da Vinci Xi surgical system

-Dr. Cribbins has used the Da Vinci surgical system since 2012

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Jacob Dupra

2021

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Let me throw out this as a disclaimer first. Everyone's health is different and my not be the same as other or myself point of view.... I would have to say this has been one of my best surgical operations so far. Dr. Cribbins has to be hands down one of the best bariatric surgeons that I have met. I had a gastric sleeve done in 2017 from another doctor that was fantastic, but over time experienced really bad gerd, heartburn, vomiting and nausea. From there I decided that I thought it was time to have the issue fixed. I then googled best bariatric surgeon and found Dr. Cribbins in Texas, and I was currently living in Pennsylvania. I can definitely say he takes the time to listen to your concern and offers his best medical opinion based on your needs . He listen to my problem and address the issue. He converted my sleeve to a roux en-y. I was extremely nervous to do this but glad I did. He uses the DaVinci robot to perform this operation and I can definitely say that I see a huge difference in my recovery at the moment compared to it being regular laparoscopic. Now your having surgery and there will be pain and everyone tolerates pain differently. I had bad pain but I can tell you that what ever technique he used closing you up is well worth it. I was was afraid of the sever gas pain like I had after my first surgery, but what ever dr.cribbins have done made it so much more comfortable. As I said I still had bad pain but it wasn't were I felt like I was dying. I had my surgical procedure done at Baylor Frisco. Surgical staff at the hospital were super amazing. They all were compassionate, understanding and actually cared. They ensured that I was comfortable from the time I got there to the time I was finished. There's a nurse in pre-op don't remember his name but he's blond I think. He constantly checked up on me and identified my anxiety I was having before I did and help me with breathing. As to the other nurses they we constantly by my side. My nurse for the surgery was by my side the whole time and made me feel super SAFE AND COMFORTABLE.  My anesthesiologist gave me meds slught before we left for the room to help relax me and was really caring about my safety and health as well. Dr. Cribbins office staff were really nice as well and ensure I was taken care of. They communicated what was needed and help with insurance and such... I can truly say this was a pleasant experience and would recommend doctor Cribbins to any who would be interested in bariatric weight loss

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bellagardella

2021

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I have not had good luck with allopathic doctors. It’s rare to find one that isn’t pretentious and condescending- especially if you are heavy. That changed when I called Texas Center for Bariatrics. Dr. Cribbins is smart, personable, and reasonable. Each one of his staff are kind and accommodating. I know that the thought of bariatric surgery is scary. But I assure you that if you considering taking control of your health, make an appointment. You won’t regret it.

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Da Vinci Arms & a Surgeon's Skilled Hands

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The surgical system is always under the control of Dr. Cribbins.  
Da Vinci strong arms hold the surgical instruments and are guided by a surgeon's skilled hand.

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Jodi Maddox

2021

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Dr Cibbens is absolutely the best of the best. He has outstanding bedside manor. He is easy to talk to. He explains things in terms that a normal person can understand. Dr. Cribbens is patient and caring and will ease any worries or concerns you have no matter how big or small. I had sleeve and sleeve revision with Dr. Cribbens and I wouldnt choose any other doctor to perform. Once youve had the best, there is no substitute. Thank you Dr. C !!!!

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Eleasha Samuel

2021

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Dr. Cribbens and his staff were very professional and courteous! I felt as if I've known Dr. Cribbens for years! His bedside manner was amazing and he made me feel at ease, also informed about my health care ❤

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Choose Specialists in Computer-Assisted Surgery

Dr. Cribbins is highly trained in the Da Vinci Xi platform, the recognized leader in ultra minimally invasive operations. The Da Vinci excels at providing surgeons the enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control essential for better patient results. 

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Will the Da Vinci Surgical System Perform the Operation?

No. This surgical system is completely controlled by Dr. Cribbins. As a board-certified surgeon, he has received extensive training on performing these advanced procedures and he is one of the most experienced surgeons in the state on the Xi platform. Dr. Cribbins has used the system since 2012.

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During the procedure, every maneuver performed is under the direct control of Dr. Cribbins.

Used around the World by Leading Surgeons...

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To date, over 7 million surgical procedures around the world have been performed using the Da Vinci Surgical System. 

The Da Vinci Xi Is Optimized For Complex Procedures & Improved Results

The Xi is Da Vinci’s four-generation surgical system and its most advanced. 

By expanding the capabilities of previous systems, the Xi has been optimized for use in complex surgeries. A key advancement over the older Da Vinci Si is the placement of the Xi's four surgical arms on an overhead boom. This new configuration allows the Xi to easily pivot into virtually any position to improve access for the surgeon.  

Other enhancements over the Si model include:  

  • Improved cameras for 3DHD visualization
  • Smaller, thinner arms with a greater range of motion 
  • Longer instrument shafts, which give surgeons greater reach

These high-tech refinements virtually extend Dr. Cribbins's eyes and hands for more precise surgery. In addition, the versatility of the miniaturized tools allows Dr. Cribbins to minimize disruption of nearby tissue and nerves, which makes recovery easier and less painful.

In general, most patients experience less pain, fewer complications, and quicker recovery after operations using Da Vinci's sophisticated technology.

What To Expect On Surgery Day with Dr. Cribbins & Davinci

Am I a Candidate for Da Vinci Surgery?

Several factors affect whether the technique is a good fit...

Type of Procedure

This surgical system is extremely flexible and can be used to perform a wide range of procedures at the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, including weight loss/bariatric procedures and general surgery

Doctor's Recommendation

Wherever possible, we will attempt to perform your procedure using the Da Vinci platform. Our patients are confident in our doctors' decisions to use our computer-assisted surgical system over conventional techniques. Their results say it all.

Personal Preferences

Many patients who are in need of surgical attention are concerned about how much time they will need to take off work, the amount of discomfort they will experience, and whether their operation will result in scarring. For these patients, Da Vinci may be a great option. 

A Closer Look at Da Vinci's Benefits For Bariatric & General Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Cribbins uses the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System for a variety of bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. By using this ultra minimally invasive technique, Dr. Cribbins is able to shorten patients’ recovery and reduce their discomfort. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, this advanced technology has been shown to offer bariatric patients a: 

  • Low rate of complications
  • Low rate of wound infection
  • Shorter hospital stay

Even when compared with traditional laparoscopy methods, the Da Vinci method excels at bariatric procedures. Potential benefits include: 

  • Much lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks
  • Lower risk of needing a follow-up operation
  • Lower risk of converting to open surgery

While the Da Vinci offers superior precision, its advanced capabilities are enhanced in the hands of an experienced master like Dr. Cribbins

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Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder removal, also called a cholecystectomy, is one of the most common surgeries we perform. For the best results and fastest recovery, Dr. Cribbins uses the Da Vinci Xi, which surpasses traditional laparoscopy, and takes minimally invasive surgery to a new level. 

In addition to offering an enhanced 3DHD view of the surgical landscape, the Da Vinci also translates Dr. Cribbins's expert hand motions in real time to instruments that extend beyond that of the human hand. This fine motor control results in greater precision and  less disruption to nearby organs and better patient results. 

Potential benefits of using the Xi for a gallbladder operation include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Faster recovery
  • Shortened hospital stays
  • Better patient results
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In the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Cribbins, the Da Vinci Surgical System offers superior advantages to older laparoscopy technology.

Hernias

The Da Vinci Xi Surgical System makes a hernia operation safer than ever before, especially when its advanced capabilities are in the hands of an experienced master like Dr. Cribbins.

Using this latest iteration of the Da Vinci, the most advanced surgical system available, Dr. Cribbins can repair your hernia through a few small incisions. This advanced method minimizes scarring and shortens recovery time. Most patients can return home the same day as their operation. 

Potential benefits of Da Vinci’s enhanced vision, precision, and control include: 

  • Low rate of hernia returning
  • Low incidence of pain
  • Short hospital stays
  • Better repair
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Most patients can return home the same day as their operation at the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano.

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In the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Cribbins, the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System makes operations safer and less invasive than ever before.

In addition to bariatric and gallbladder surgery, Dr. Cribbins can use the Da Vinci Surgical System for hernias, GERD treatment, appendectomies, and more. Call the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano to learn what surgical options are available for your case. Or schedule a consultation online to determine if you would be a good candidate: 

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We Can Use Da Vinci Technology
For Various Procedures

Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery

General Surgery 

Da Vinci Surgical Instruments Advanced & Precise

Da Vinci ultra minimally invasive surgical instruments eclipse laparoscopic instruments in many ways.  The precise instruments have a range of motion that extends beyond the human wrist and the most advanced technology available for staple firing.  Better surgery means better patient results.
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Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery and they are affiliated with a number of national associations, including:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

To schedule a consultation, contact us online, or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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