Welcome to the forum. Although the robotic procedure was available to me, I chose not to have it. I actually work for the company that designs and manufactures the DaVinci surgical robot and I have a high degree of confidence in and respect for, the product. The reason I did not go with the robotic Nissen procedure was because I didn't feel my surgeon had sufficient experience using the DaVinci for the Nissen Fundoplication. Don't get me wrong, he's a competent surgeon, he just hasn't had the 200-300 DaVinci Nissen procedures under his belt that I would have liked him to have had using the robot. I had a very good outcome with the standard laparoscopic procedure and am happy with the results.
I'm confident that if you have a surgeon that has significant experience performing a DaVinci Nissen Fundoplication that you won't have any problems.
Be well and take care!
Nissen Fundoplication April 30, 2013
Pain-Free, Reflux-Free, Sleeping on my back!