Advanced Bariatric Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive style of surgery that allows doctors to perform operations via very small incisions. Laparoscopes, or small cameras, are threaded through the incisions to display video of the tissue beneath on a monitor, allowing the doctor to perform surgery without leaving a large scar.
Compared to traditional, open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery results in less trauma to the treatment area. As a result, patients can recovery from surgery much faster and with a lower risk of side effects. Dr. Liza Pompa at LIMARP® can perform a number of bariatric procedures as laparoscopic surgeries at her Tijuana, MX, practice to minimize your risk and lay the groundwork for successful treatment.
Laparoscopic Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery
In order for the doctor to see and maneuver freely, traditional surgeries require large incisions. In the case of bariatric surgery, an incision can be anywhere from three to 12 inches long. A laparoscopic bariatric procedure, in contrast, requires several incisions of only a half-inch long.
The laparoscope and surgical instruments are inserted through these incisions. The surgeon uses the surgical tools based on video projected onto the monitor. >Because these surgeries are more technically challenging than the traditional technique, they require additional skill and training.
The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery has become the preferred method for performing many general and bariatric procedures. The smaller incisions result in:
Reduced blood loss during surgery: While some blood loss is unavoidable, smaller incisions can substantially reduce the amount.
Less pain after surgery: The larger a cut is, the more inflammation you can expect and the greater the associated discomfort. Consequently, most patients report much less pain after a laparoscopic procedure than a traditional one.
Shorter hospital stay: Because there is less to repair, your body will recover from surgery much faster. As a result, you typically do not have to stay in the hospital for more than a few days after a laparoscopic procedure.
Smaller and less visible surgical scars: Aesthetically speaking, large scars can be a frustrating trade-off for weight loss. Although scars are an inevitable part of surgery, laparoscopic techniques can minimize them so they do not undermine your results.
Faster return to work and normal activity levels: Where a traditional surgery may require several weeks off your feet, a laparoscopic surgery can cut this down significantly.
Reduced chance of infection: The smaller the incisions, the less access bacteria have and the less risk there is of infection after your surgery.
Dr. Pompa has extensive training in advanced laparoscopic techniques so that you can take advantage of a safer, more comfortable treatment.
Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures
Our team at LIMARP can perform almost every bariatric procedure laparoscopically, including:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Pompa can determine which procedure is best suited to your weight loss goals and whether or not it can be performed laparoscopically.
Are You Ready for Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery?
If you have tried to lose significant weight through dietary changes, but have been unsuccessful, a laparoscopic bariatric surgery might be the right weight loss solution for you. Speak with a member of the LIMARP team today by calling toll-free from the US at (866) 585-3298 or sending us a message online.