Robotic Surgical Weight Loss

EMMC Surgical Weight Loss is proud to be home to some of the pioneers and global leaders of robotic weight loss surgery. Michelle Toder, MD was one of the first surgeons in the world to adopt this minimally invasive technology and, today, she continues to teach her skills to surgeons across the United States and internationally.

Our bariatric surgeons use a robot to help reshape people's lives. The robot is designed to provide them with enhanced capabilities, including high definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the system, which translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body. Though it is often called a “robot,” the system does not act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by the doctor. The technology allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings.

We invite you to learn more about EMMC Surgical Weight Loss, which offers education, counseling, nutritional guidance, and support before, during, and after surgery. Visit to learn more.

EMMC's robotically trained surgical weight loss surgeons are: Michelle Toder, MD and Michael St. Jean, MD, EMMC Northeast Surgery, (207) 973-8881.