Surgeries can be performed with an “open” technique, in which a long incision is placed to access the treatment area. However, times have changed.
At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we perform minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic surgeries with shorter incisions, minimal scarring, and a shorter recovery.
What is advanced laparoscopy?
Advanced laparoscopy is an approach that involves placing several tiny incisions, often only about ½ inch long. Through one incision, a tiny, high-tech camera on a tube is inserted. The camera produces real-time video images to guide the surgeon. Specialized surgical instruments are inserted through the other tiny incisions to perform the surgery.
What are the benefits of advanced laparoscopic surgery?
This approach to surgery has significant benefits to the patient, including:
- Shorter time in the hospital
- Less risk of infection
- Less pain and discomfort during recovery
- Less physical trauma
- Faster recovery time
- Better outcomes
- Smaller scars
Why choose Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery?
At our practice, all our surgeries are performed with advanced laparoscopic techniques. We’re honored to be known as being among the most talented general surgeons in the region, with a team of fellowship-trained surgeons. We deliver patient-focused care and minimally invasive techniques for a range of surgeries:
Colon and rectal surgeries
Our surgeons perform rectal and colon surgeries with advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including colorectal conditions and illnesses such as colorectal cancers, colonic polyps, ulcers, diverticulitis, intestinal ischemia, and rectal prolapse.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery can be employed to repair hiatal hernias, inguinal hernias, and sports hernias. The incisions placed to repair the area are very small, with minimal scarring. To repair the hernia, the area affected is surgically corrected and surgical mesh is put in place to ensure an excellent outcome.
GERD, or “gastroesophageal reflux disease,” can require surgery to resolve. This surgery repairs the valve at the bottom of the esophagus that is allowing stomach acid to flow upward — the cause of severe heartburn discomfort and inflammation. A problematic valve like this also poses the risk of more serious health problems if not treated. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we perform the treatment with advanced laparoscopic surgery for minimal scarring and a faster recovery.
Northwest Arkansas “firsts”
The team of board-certified specialists at our practice is responsible for several “firsts” in Northwest Arkansas and the state. Patients travel to our practice to undergo a surgical procedure performed with our advanced surgical techniques. If you need surgery and would prefer shorter scars, less pain, and a faster recovery, we invite you to meet with us about how we can help.
We perform single-incision laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery to bring long-lasting relief to patients who suffer from gallstones. The incision is placed around the belly button — leaving a surgical scar that is virtually undetectable — and offers a faster recovery time, less pain and discomfort, and minimized blood loss.
Meet with us
If you need surgery, it can be a stressful situation. You may be concerned about living with long visible scars from open surgery, a long recovery, and the risks associated with open surgery. We invite you to meet with us to discuss your procedure and whether it can be performed with our advanced laparoscopic surgery. We believe our patients deserve the benefits of advances in medical science, and we are honored to be known as a premier surgical clinic in the region, with offices in Lafayette, Fort Smith, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.