We use the Da Vinci System to perform a variety of safe and effective weight loss procedures including sleeve gastrectomy and Roux en Y Gastric Bypass. Dr. Donkor is also one of few specialized robotic surgeons who are trained to perform single incision robotic gallbladder surgery. He has given many presentations on this new and innovative technique. Please let us know if you or a loved one are in need of a surgical procedure or are considering one. We would love to be involved with your care and help you make the best decision possible.
Minimally invasive procedures, which include laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic surgery, use state-of-the-art technology to perform surgical procedures through tiny incisions as opposed to one large incision.
Single incision surgery is an advanced minimally invasive technique that allows the surgeon to operate exclusively through a single entry point typically the patient’s navel.
Unlike laparoscopic surgery, which is typically limited to relatively simple procedures, robot-assisted surgery can be used for more complex operations. That’s because the robot offers additional enhancements for the surgeons.
If you’re overweight and have not been able to lose the weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, then surgery might be the best option for you. Surgery is usually for men and women who are on average 100lbs overweight.
It’s difficult when someone finds out they have cancer and that it requires surgical treatment. It’s a time when you want the best possible treatment and compassionate care by the best medical team available.
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that rests beneath the right side of the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate a digestive liquid (bile) produced by the liver.
In minimally-invasive hernia repair, a surgeon uses a laparoscope—a thin tube with a tiny video camera at its tip—and small tools to fix a hernia. During all kinds of laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon is guided by images projected on a television monitor.
Experience of 134 cases and comparision with a systematic review of laparoscopic approach. Obes Surg. 2013 Nov; 23(11): 1743-1752.
Gonzalez AM, Rabaza JR, Donkor C, Romero R, Kosanovic R, Verdeja JC. Single incision cholecystectomy: comparative study between laparoscopic, robotic and SPIDER platforms. Surg Endosc 2013; 27:12:4524-31.
Robotic inguinal hernia repair. J. Surg. Oncol., 112: 310–314.
Inguinal hernias have been described throughout the history of medicine with many efforts to achieve the cure.
Comparative retrospective study of robotic sleeve gastrectomy vs robotic gastric bypass. Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg, 11, 275–283.
Learn more about Robotic Surgery and how the process works. Dr. Donkor specializes in Robotic Surgery and has an extensive background with the Da Vinci system.The surgeon controls the camera throughout the case, allowing for better visualization.
Dr. Donkor was awarded with the Doctor of the day award at the Tallahassee House of Representatives. It was truly a great event alongside members of the House and fellow colleagues.
Bariatric Surgery are surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss. Dr. Donkor specializes in bariatric surgery and has extensive training in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for general and bariatric procedures.
Dr. Donkor specializes in general and bariatric surgery. He has extensive training in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for minimally invasive and bariatric procedures. His undergraduate degree in biochemistry is from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, and he obtained his medical degree from the SABA University School of Medicine. Dr. Donkor’s clinical interests are Robotic Surgery, Weight loss surgery, Single Incision Gallbladder surgery, Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery for diverticulitis and cancer, Gastric cancer surgery and Anti Reflux disease.