Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery services offered in Phoenix, Glendale, & Tucson, AZ

Weight loss surgery has improved significantly over the past several decades, and bariatric surgeons perform most procedures using laparoscopic surgery. This minimally invasive surgical technique means small scars and a shorter recovery time. At AZ Weight Loss Clinic in Phoenix, Glendale, and Tucson, Arizona, the team of bariatric surgeons use laparoscopic surgery to perform most procedures. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. During laparoscopic surgery, surgeons make small incisions at the site of the surgery and insert a laparoscope, which is a thin surgical tool with a camera and a light.

The laparoscope transmits images of your internal organs onto a computer screen. Your surgeon uses these images to examine the surgical site and perform the procedure. They may make additional small incisions to insert the surgical instruments they need to do the surgery.

During traditional open surgery, surgeons make a large incision through your skin, fat, and muscle to see the surgical site and perform the procedure. 

What weight loss surgeries utilize laparoscopic surgery?

The AZ Weight Loss Clinic team uses laparoscopic surgery to perform most weight loss surgeries. They include:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
  • Duodenal switch
  • The Lap-Band® procedure 

The team at AZ Weight Loss Clinic also has expertise in general surgery and uses laparoscopic tools and techniques for procedures such as cholecystectomy or appendectomy. 

However, the team takes a personalized approach to care and creates a surgical plan that best meets your needs. Though they prefer using laparoscopic techniques when performing surgery, in some cases, a minimally invasive technique isn’t the best choice.

The surgical technique the team uses is the one that provides you with the best possible outcome.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits, which is why it’s the preferred surgical method at  AZ Weight Loss Clinic. These benefits include:

  • Smaller surgical scars
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less post-surgical pain
  • Faster healing
  • Back to usual activities sooner

Recovery following laparoscopic surgery is faster than traditional open surgery. However, the length of recovery may depend on the type of surgery you need. 

For example, recovery following a Lap-Band may take only a few days, while recovery from laparoscopic gastric bypass may take up to four weeks. 

No matter what surgery you need or the method used, the team at AZ Weight Loss Clinic is with you every step of the way.

To find out more about laparoscopic surgery at AZ Weight Loss Clinic, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

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