Single Incision Lap Band


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SILS is an advanced laparoscopic approach in which the surgeon operates exclusively through a single entry point instead of the typical five or more incisions. This leaves the patient with no visible scars and potential for less pain and a quicker recovery.

Dr. Ganta is one of the first surgeons in the country to pioneer and perform the Single Incision Lap band with no visible scars.

 

SILS port is used for the Single Incision Lap band placement via the belly button leaving no visible scars. This is a breakthrough in technology and allows for advanced banding techniques.

The majority of the patients considering Lap band surgery are candidates for one of the Single Incision Lap band approaches shown below.

With this technique patients have a single incision hidden in the belly button. Dr. Ganta pioneered new techniques that allow a truly single incision band placement with no visible scars.

Disclaimer:

All patients are not candidates for this approach. Results can vary and are not guaranteed even for patients determined to be candidates before the surgery.


Traditional Laparoscopic placement

Gastric band placement involves surgery and typically performed using the standard laparoscopic approach.

In the standard laparoscopic approach 5 or more small incisions are made on the upper abdomen the largest one being 1 ½ inches.

This approach is much better than the open surgery but still leaves visible scars and the associated healing.

 

 


Single Incision Lap Band placement

"Dr. Ganta is one of the very few surgeons in the country to offer the TRUE SINGLE INCISION approach for Lap band to the majority of his patients."

SILS is an advanced laparoscopic approach in which the surgeon operates exclusively through a single entry point instead of the typical five or more incisions.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery leaves the patient with less scarring and though not yet proven in scientific studies, has the potential for less post operative pain, quicker recovery time and reduced risk of wound site infections.

This approach of single incision gastric band placement, allows the entire procedure to be completed utilizing a single 1 ½ inch incision below the patient’s left rib for the majority of patients.

This approach still leaves a visible scar in the upper abdomen at the port. Very few surgeons in the country along with Dr. Ganta are using this technique in placing the LAP-BAND for the surgical treatment of obesity.

Disclaimer:

All patients are not candidates for this approach. Results can vary and are not guaranteed even for patients determined to be candidates before the surgery.


Trans-umbilical Lap Band Placement
Dr. Ganta's Approach

"Dr. Ganta is one of the very few surgeons in the country to offer the TRUE SINGLE INCISION WITH NO VISIBLE SCAR approach for Lap band to the many of his patients."

Dr. Ganta is believed to have performed the first trans-umbilical LAP-BAND® procedure in the state of Texas without leaving any visible scars on the abdomen.

This remarkable new technique, pioneered by Dr. Ganta, involves complete navigation and placement of the LAP-BAND via the incision at the belly button and leaving no visible scars on the abdomen. The port is tunneled via the belly button incision into the standard location and secured in the standard fashion.

Dr. Ganta is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to use this almost scarless approach for LAP-BAND® placement. This new technique of Trans-umbilical Gastric banding (TUGB) allows patients to have significantly improved cosmetic results and possibly less pain and a faster recovery.

Disclaimer:

All patients are not candidates for this approach. Results can vary and are not guaranteed even for patients determined to be candidates before the surgery.

Click here to view pictures of the scars after the procedure




About Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)

AIBL is a comprehensive surgical weight loss clinic in Austin TX specializing in Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery in Texas. AIBL serves Central Texas and South Texas areas including Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Temple, Killeen, Burnet, Waco, San Marcos, Kyle, San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi.

Dr Ganta, an Austin bariatric surgeon, performs laparoscopic bariatric surgery including lap band surgery or Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB), Gastric bypass (RNY), Duodenal switch (DS), Sleeve gastrectomy or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) or Gastric sleeve, Stomaphyx and other revisions for failed weight loss surgery such as non adjustable gastric banding, Lap-band and older versions of gastric bypass surgery.

AIBL in Austin offers excellent value and financing options to all weight loss surgery cash pay patients in particular for Lap band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Stomaphyx procedures. AIBL also offers several diabetes surgery options for type 2 diabetes along with Morbid obesity or Severe Obesity.