Another example of the latest revolution in minimally invasive operations.  Here are articles about SILS being used in bariatric procedures. This is a great time to have a bariatric procedure. Limiting the procedure to only one opening means no one will be able to tell that you had a weight loss procedure. You lose the weight with minimal scarring and everyone will think you did it on your own. But the great thing is that you don’t have to do it on your own. With a procedure from Dr. Simpson you join one of the best weight loss teams available. Single Incision procedures from Dr. Simpson typically takes less than 30 minutes.

Single Incision weight loss surgery performed in Austin, TX

AUSTIN, Texas – (Sept. , 2008) – Bariatric surgeon Dr. Sashi Ganta performs a new weight loss procedure at Seton Northwest Hospital, a member of the Seton Family of Hospital, leaving no visible scar.

The trans-umbilical procedure is a new technique…

…that involves complete navigation and placement of the LAP-BAND® through the belly button, thus eliminating the need for special instruments and also leaving no visible scars on the abdomen.

Over the past two decades laparoscopic procedures have risen in numbers

Laparoscopy is the preferred approach today for many common general surgical procedures such as cholecystectomy, appendectomy as well as bariatric procedures. The advances in laparoscopic procedures lead to reduced pain and recovery time encouraging early return to work.

With the emergence of new techniques such as SILS…

…individuals seeking gastric banding for obesity now can choose to not have any visible scarring,said Dr. Sashi Ganta,  Bariatric surgeon. “This new technique of Trans-umbilical Gastric banding (TUGB) allows patients to have significantly improved cosmetic results and possibly less pain and a faster recovery.”

A Single Incision Laparoscopic Procedure is an advanced approach…

…in which the surgeon operates exclusively through a single entry point instead of the typical five or more cuts.  Until now, single incision placements have utilized a 4 cm incision below the patient’s left rib.  However with this new technique, a single incision in the umbilicus leaves no visible scar on the patient’s abdomen.

Dr. Ganta is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to use this approach

…for LAP-BAND® placement and there are a limited number of doctors across the country using this technique for procedures such as gallbladder removal because it requires significant dexterity and training.  Even fewer doctors are using this technique for the surgical treatment of obesity.

The LAP-BAND® is an implanted device…

…that is surgically placed around the upper part of the stomach to reduce the amount of food a patient can accommodate in the stomach. Patients gain the ability to control portion size and realize long-term weight loss.

First SILS weight-loss procedure in Texas

There’s a current revolution in minimally invasive procedures