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 surgical 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 ...

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 and Dr. Chen are highly trained and experienced in the Da Vinci platform; they are experts at guiding the Xi surgical tools, which translates their hand movements into precise and delicate movements. Their 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

Drs. Cribbins and Chen use 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, Texas Health in Frisco, and Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery in Plano. 

Dr Edmund Chen and Dr Joe Cribbins award winning bariatric surgeons

"I feel I got my life back" Hear from More Happy Plano Patients



Plano, TX


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This office and staff is so amazing who stood out to me the most was Kwyonnica. She was the first voice I heard when inquiring about this surgery and she was so kind and comforting. My doctor was Dr. Chen and he was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end he made me and my family feel comfortable with my decision. He always made himself available even around the time he was having life altering situation, a beautiful baby boy. I think the baby brought me good luck my surgery was so smooth very minimal pain and I feel I got my life back. Thank you, thank you, thank you…..

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Claire Becerra

Plano, TX


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i had my surgery yesterday and i need to thanks Dr CRibbins and his team they did an amazing job i had my surgery friday 8-18 at 5 pm and today 8/19 i am at home at 11 am i feel so good i did imagine all the help i got from them i am in love with this Doctor and his passion for this is incredible here is my picture after 14 hours of surgery my surgery took less than an hour

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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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Yully Robles

Plano, TX


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Doctor Cribbins is such an outstanding bariatric surgeon. I felt the support from him and his staff from the beginning to the end of the surgery procedure. I highly recommend Texas Center for Bariatric and advanced surgery

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Lolita Wolstenholm

Plano, TX


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From the very beginning, Dr Cribbins and staff have been the most welcoming, friendliest, patient, knowledgeable team I have ever had the pleasant experience of encountering! I adore the staff and am forever grateful to Dr Cribbins and Dr Chen for helping me make my life the best it’s ever been! And Marty is SO HANDSOME and cuddly! 

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DAVINCI 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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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. 

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.

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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 fourth-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, Dr. Chen, & DAVINCI

More 5-Star Reviews for Our Plano Surgeons


Abby G

Plano, TX


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I have visited 2 other Bariatric Dr's offices (insurance issues/moved), and this place is by far the best in my opinion. I have been needing this surgery for years and this has been such a long process (over 3 years between the Dr's offices) and my first appointment here with Dr. Chen I told him about the other 2 times I have tried to get this surgery and he said well this time we will get it done! And now my surgery is tomorrow and I cannot be more excited. When I first met Dr. Chen I knew he was the Dr for me. He is super nice, helpful and very cheerful! He listened and answered all of my questions/concerns. Explained my different options to me and helped me pick the surgery that I feel will work best for me. I highly recommend this place and Dr. Chen. The office staff are very helpful as well, they answered my questions and have kept me updated on the process. I couldn't be happier with this place!!

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Shelly Roeben

Plano, TX


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When choosing a Dr for a life changing experience Dr. Chen and his Staff definitely go above and beyond . From the moment we walked into the practice with warm welcomes and smiles to shortly there after being greeted by the best therapy Pup in town Bartly . Made the transition of anticipation, and anxiety put to rest. There’s was never a moment of judgement not knowing what to expect during the visit . Katie took us back checked the vitals had some laughs shared some stories as we waited . The fluidity from one transition to the next went seem less. Upon entering the room my daughter and I were talking and knock knock who’s there ? Oh Hi pleased to meet you Dr. Chen . He addressed each of our needs and concerns with utmost respect . He answered all our questions and explained the procedure and process .Dispelled many myths or misunderstanding we had about the procedure. we know what the expectations are leaving us with excitement to start our new journey with such a talented warm welcoming team . Thank you !

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

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Cribbins & Dr. Chen use 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, our surgeons are 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, Drs. Cribbins & Chen use 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 and Dr. Chen'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
Drs. Cribbins & Chen and the DAVINCI surgical system
In the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Cribbins & Dr. Chen, the Da Vinci Surgical System offers superior advantages to older laparoscopy technology.


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 and Dr. Chen.

Using this latest iteration of the Da Vinci, the most advanced surgical system available, Drs. Cribbins and Chen 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. If you choose to have your excess skin removed after you recover, we can help with that too. 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: 

(214) 501-1333

"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." Intuitive Surgical

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.
The Da Vinci Surgical System was launched in 1999 and was the first advanced surgical system of its kind to receive FDA clearance. Today, after more than 7 million surgeries globally, the Da Vinci is the most advanced and widely used surgical system around the world.
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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. They are affiliated with a number of national associations, including the:

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

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

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