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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery & Bariatric & General Surgery, GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Las Vegas, NV

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to perform many procedures. At Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jon Williams, MD, has advanced training in laparoscopic surgery and uses this technique when performing general and bariatric procedures. To schedule a consultation with the experienced and skilled surgeon, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Q&A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope, a thin tube with a light and camera that allows Dr. Williams to see the inside of your body without making a large abdominal incision. 

Dr. Williams is a skilled surgeon with advanced training in minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopic surgery. He uses these techniques whenever possible to reduce incision size, post-surgical pain, and recovery time for his patients.

What procedures are performed with laparoscopic surgery?

Dr. Williams uses laparoscopic surgery to perform bariatric and general surgical procedures. Some of the surgeries he does laparoscopically include:

Gallbladder surgery

Gallbladder surgery is a common procedure that involves removing a diseased gallbladder. Dr. Williams performs this procedure using laparoscopic techniques so that you recover quickly.

Colon surgery

During laparoscopic colon surgery, Dr. Williams removes part or all of your colon to treat a disease like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or colon cancer. 

Hernia surgery

Hernia surgery repairs a weakened area of the abdominal wall to eliminate the organ or fatty tissue protrusion. Dr. Williams uses laparoscopic surgery to repair a hernia and reduce the risk of future incisional hernias (hernias resulting from abdominal surgical scars). 

Bariatric surgery

Dr. Williams also uses laparoscopic surgery for bariatric procedures like the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. Both surgeries involve creating a smaller stomach pouch so you feel full faster, eat less, and lose weight. 

Revisional surgery

Dr. Williams also performs revisional surgery using laparoscopic techniques to repair or change a prior bariatric procedure.

Single anastomosis duodenal switch (SADI)

SADI is one of the newest weight-loss procedures Dr. Williams performs using laparoscopic surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Williams creates a gastric sleeve and then reattaches your stomach to a lower portion of your small intestine. 

What can I expect during recovery from laparoscopic surgery?

Recovery following laparoscopic surgery varies and depends on the type of surgery you need and your overall health. However, you can expect a faster recovery following minimally invasive procedures compared to traditional open surgery.

In general, recovery may take a few days or a couple of weeks. Dr. Williams explains what to expect during and after laparoscopic surgery so you can plan accordingly.

To schedule your laparoscopic surgery consultation at Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery, call or book an appointment online today.