background: minimally invasive techniques were associated with bariatric surgery, leading to a decrease in aggression to the organs and systems. robotic surgery is a new possibility within the concept of minimal invasion. aim: to evaluate the initial experience of robotic surgery for obesity. methods: twenty seven patients were operated in the same hospital, by the same team with the same surgical system, da vinci s. results: were performed six gastric band placement , five sleeve gastrectomies and 16 gastric bypasses. there was one major complication and no death in this series. conclusions: the robotic surgery for obesity surgery was safe during the initial experience.