Benefits of Magnetic Weight Loss Surgery
Making the decision to undergo magnetic weight loss surgery is a big step, but these minimally invasive procedures can provide numerous benefits.
Dr. Carlton is a skilled bariatric surgeon in Plano, Texas. At LoneStar Bariatrics, he uses the most up-to-date methods to help his patients. Dr. Carlton is an expert in minimally invasive techniques. He has an advanced fellowship in Bariatrics, minimally invasive laparoscopic, and robotic surgery, among other things. He also trained with Dr. Erik Wilson, a world leader in the field.
Dr. Carlton offers Magnetic Surgery®, an attractive alternative to consider. Laparoscopic weight loss surgery can now be performed even less invasively with the use of magnetic technology.
What is Magnetic Surgery?
When performing bariatric procedures, Dr. Carlton utilizes a variety of minimally invasive techniques. These techniques use smaller incisions, which allow you to get back on your feet faster, reduce your risk of infection, and aid in your healing. Because they cause less trauma to your body, they also result in less postoperative pain. Magnetic Surgery, on the other hand, is even less invasive than these traditional techniques.
Dr. Carlton may place an abdominal incision below the center of your rib cage during traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Then he inserts a tool into your liver to lift it out of the way. This allows him to gain access to your stomach and perform your weight loss procedure.
With the Levita® Magnetic Surgical System, Dr. Carlton doesn’t have to make this cut in the abdomen anymore. Instead, he applies an external magnet to your skin, which controls a magnetic retractor inside your stomach. Dr. Carlton can easily move your liver out of position using this small magnetic grasper without making another incision.
Dr. Carlton uses the Levita Magnetic Surgical System to perform a variety of laparoscopic weight loss procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass surgery and duodenal switch.
The Advantages of Magnetic Surgery
Magnetic weight loss surgery has many benefits, including making minimally invasive laparoscopic bariatric surgery even less invasive.
Traditional open bariatric surgery results in more postoperative pain and a larger visible scar. Furthermore, the middle ribcage scar may cause women to experience pain at this incision due to their bra. You can avoid discomfort by completely removing the abdominal incision.
Additional advantages of magnetic surgery include:
- Reduced scarring
- Improved cosmetic outcomes
- Shorter recovery times
- Decreased pain
Magnetic surgery has a high level of patient satisfaction, with 96% of people saying they would have it done again. In most cases, patients are able to return to work within five days of having their Magnetic Surgery bariatric procedure.
Call Lonestar Bariatrics today to set up a consultation and learn more about Magnetic Surgery.