Single Incision Weight Loss Surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is one of the most innovative surgical techniques available today. Because of the cosmetic benefits and the advancements in technology that allow for this procedure to be performed safely and effectively, the single incision technique is beginning to gain recognition in the medical community. Dr. Teng is currently the only surgeon in Las Vegas to perform single incision weight loss surgery, although it has grown in popularity amongst surgeons nationwide.
Please contact Dr. Teng for more information on Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.
What Is Single Incision Weight Loss Surgery
Conventional laparoscopic surgery is performed by creating several small incisions through which a specialized telescope is inserted into the abdomen along with instruments for gaining access to the abdominal cavity. During single incision weight loss surgery, Dr. Teng utilizes the same surgical techniques as with open surgery or traditional laparoscopic surgery, but instead of using five or six incisions, he performs the procedure through a single small opening into the abdomen. The incision is typically created in the belly button crease to minimize visible scarring and can be used for LAP-BAND® System surgery or other weight loss surgery procedures. Single incision weight loss surgery can offer patients the chance to achieve their weight loss goals with less obvious abdominal scarring than what usually results following an invasive surgical procedure. With some patients, the procedure can also offer the possibility of decreased postoperative pain.
Our staff at Advanced Surgical Care is more than willing to help answer any of your questions about single incision weight loss surgery or any other surgical options for weight loss you may be interested in. Please feel free to contact us with your concerns and begin taking steps towards a confident and healthy lifestyle.