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Why Is the Gastric-Bypass Procedure Performed Laparoscopically?

Published on October 12, 2018

The gastric-bypass procedure can be very intensive. In order to minimize the trauma caused to the body by the procedure, the gastric-bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically.

A laparoscope is a special tool made from fiber optic cables that is equipped with a video device. This allows for a more precise view of the surgical area.

Because Dr. Weaver is able to get a clear close-up view of the surgical area using the laparoscope, the gastric-bypass procedure can be performed using five small incisions made along the abdomen. The surgical tools used to perform the procedure are inserted through the small incisions, and the visuals provided by the laparoscope allow Dr. Weaver to make precise movements and actions.

A laparoscopic gastric bypass also provides a number of other benefits. This approach helps to reduce recovery time, generates less pain, and produces smaller scars.

If you are in need of bariatric surgery and would like to know if a laparoscopic gastric bypass is your best option, contact Western Surgical Bariatric to schedule a consultation with fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon Dr. John Weaver.