How big is the incision for weight loss surgery?

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Because bariatric surgeries now use lasers, incision size is reduced and therefore the scars are smaller. Watch surgeon Richard Gordon, MD, of Largo Medical Center, explain how small scars compare to major benefits of weight loss surgery.
Bariatric surgery is now performed laparoscopically, or with laser. In this video, surgeon Robyn Ache, DO, of Largo Medical Center, explains how using newer laser technology reduces the incision size, pain and recovery time for patients.
Modern advances in technology have significantly reduced the incision size necessary for weight loss surgery. In this video, surgeon Tiffany Jessee, DO, of Largo Medical Center, explains how laparoscopy reduces incision size.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.
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