What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a technique your doctor will use to perform your weight loss surgery. Your surgeon will make small cuts and use a long, thin camera (called a scope) to make your stomach smaller.

More than 95 percent of surgeries are minimally invasive.

What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery? 

Having minimally invasive surgery has many benefits that make both your surgery and recovery easier. Benefits include the following:

  • Less trauma to your skin and soft tissue
  • Shorter, less painful recovery
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer infections and hernias

If you have problems with your incisions (where your surgeon cut into your skin during your surgery), these problems are usually minor.

If you would like to learn more about weight loss surgery treatments, you can attend a free seminar about bariatric surgery.

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