Tijuana Bariatric Center offers safe, state-of-the-art bariatric surgery that leads to rapid weight loss. We use the latest technology available to ensure the safest, most effective bariatric results possible.
The use of laparoscopic surgical techniques has made weight loss surgery even better for so many patients around the world. Since many patients are unfamiliar with the term, we'd like to go over some of the basics with regard to laparoscopic surgery and its benefits to patients.
Also known as keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery refers to an state-of-the-art method of performing numerous surgical procedures in a far less invasive way than traditional open surgery.
In the case of bariatric surgery procedures, it means working through a series of small incisions that are typically between 0.5 cm and 1.5 cm in size. This is different from open surgery, which involves a large incision that exposes the organs. With laparoscopic surgery, there is no need to expose the organs with a large incision.
The key part of laparoscopic surgery is an instrument known as a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a thin fiber optic camera that is inserted into the small incisions. The laparoscope allows bariatric surgeons to get a view of the stomach, the small intestines, and other organs of the body. Small surgical instruments are inserted through the various small incisions so that the precision work of a bariatric procedure can be accomplished.
Since laparoscopic surgery only involves the use of small incisions rather than a large incision, there is much less bleeding during the surgical procedure. This is better for the patient during the procedure and helps reduce risk of complications during an operation related to blood transfusions.
Since the incisions are small and patients experience less trauma from laparoscopic surgery, this translates into a faster and safer recovery process for bariatric surgery patients. There is generally less post-operative pain compared to open surgery, and patients tend to be back on their feet sooner as well.
With open surgery, the potential for infection can be high given the exposure of the internal organs during a procedure. Thanks to laparoscopic techniques, there is reduced risk of infections after surgery since the internal organs are not exposed during an operation.
A large scar from open surgery can be rather unsightly, particularly when located on the abdominal area. With laparoscopic surgery, the scarring is much, much smaller. This means that the scarring on the skin will be not as noticeable, and the scarring should continue to fade with time, allowing for better aesthetic results following bariatric surgery.
As you can see, laparoscopic surgery is a great option to consider for bariatric procedures, which is why we're proud to offer it to our patients. We'll be more than happy to discuss your weight loss surgery options in more detail during a consultation at the practice. This will allow you to ask the questions you need to have answered to be confident in your decision to undergo bariatric surgery.
For more information about bariatric surgery and how it can help you achieve a trimmer and slimmer frame, be sure to contact our weight loss surgery center today. The team at Tijuana Bariatric Center looks forward to your visit.