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.
The AZ Weight Loss Clinic team uses laparoscopic surgery to perform most weight loss surgeries. They include:
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.
Laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits, which is why it’s the preferred surgical method at AZ Weight Loss Clinic. These benefits include:
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.