Minimally Invasive Surgery
Undertaking surgery for any reason can be overwhelming, whether to address disease or facilitate weight loss. While modern surgical procedures are more advanced than ever, there are always risks to weigh and pros and cons to consider. At Beltline Health and Surgical Group, we understand this, and work hard to provide the best in opportunities and experiences to our patients. Whenever appropriate, we utilize laparoscopic surgery procedures to help patients see the best possible results.
Want to see how laparoscopic surgery can make a difference? Register for a free weight loss information seminar and let our surgeons show you the benefits of minimally-invasive opportunities.
What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery, a form of minimally-invasive surgery, utilizes a laparoscope, or small camera, to see inside the body in order to guide the course of a procedure. Generally performed in the abdomen or pelvis, laparoscopic surgery does not require one large incision as is used in an open surgery; instead, surgeons make several small cuts and use small tools to complete necessary adjustments.
The use of small incisions to guide the surgical process creates many advantages for patients, including:
- Reduced risk of complications like blood loss or hernia; as laparoscopic surgical procedures utilize cameras for improved visuals, doctors are able to be more precise
- Reduced healing time; smaller incisions heal faster, allowing patients to return to normal life within days rather than weeks
- Improved outcomes due to more sophisticated medical processes
- Reduced necessity for follow-up surgery
- Less pain after surgery, leading to less post-operative pain medication
- Diminished risk of infection
In some cases, a laparoscopic procedure may turn into an open procedure if the conditions are not ideal for a minimally-invasive surgery or if there are unforeseen complications during the process. However, this is not common.
Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery at Beltline Health
At Beltline Health, we want to do what is best for our patients, and that often means using laparoscopic procedures whenever possible. We favor a customized approach, working directly with patients to determine both the right procedure as well as how to perform that procedure.
We are pleased to offer minimally-invasive options that include:
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Duodenal switch surgery
If you are considering weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery at Beltline Health and Surgical Group may be the right fit for you. Contact us today at (470) 419-4380 to learn more.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery for Surgeons
A surgeon may opt for robotic surgery to increase visualization, enhance dexterity and provide greater precision. As mentioned, some da Vinci surgery systems provide surgeons with a 3D view. This gives them more information and more control during the operation. Also, robotics allows for a greater range of motion in surgeons helping them achieve difficult movement during surgery with ease. Robotic weight loss surgery achieves greater precision among surgeons because they have a wider range of motion and a bigger field of vision thanks to the robotic tools.