Northwest Arkansas Firsts

Moving Arkansas forward with a distinctive list of NWA “firsts,” Dr. Roller has helped bring a number of minimally invasive procedures to Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas, including:

  • The first laparoscopic common bile duct surgery in Northwest Arkansas
  • The first laparoscopic pancreas surgery in Arkansas
  • The first laparoscopic pancreatic resection in Arkansas
  • The first totally laparoscopic rectal surgery in NWA
  • The first single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) appendectomy
  • The first single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) cholecystectomy
  • The first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

State-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery

The residents of Arkansas deserve to have access to advanced laparoscopic surgeries rather than older, traditional open surgery. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, our team of board-certified specialists in laparoscopic surgery perform a range of procedures, including:

  • Colon and rectal surgery: Colorectal surgery may be necessary to treat several conditions including colorectal cancer, polyps, ulcers, diverticulitis, intestinal ischemia, rectal prolapse, and others. The surgery is performed through very small incisions and specialized surgical tools.
  • Hernia surgery: Hernia repair performed laparoscopically is less invasive, has a higher level of patient safety, and a shorter recovery time. 
  • Reflux surgery: Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, Dr. Jaime Dutton, and Dr. Jessica Pries routinely perform minimally invasive reflux surgery. The procedure involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter to strengthen the sphincter and resolve the ongoing discomfort of GERD and the health risks associated with a hiatal hernia.
  • Gallbladder surgery: Patients who suffer from gallstones can achieve long-term relief by removing the gallbladder. When this procedure is performed laparoscopically, it involves several very short incisions, less trauma, and a faster, more comfortable, less painful recovery.

Why choose Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery?

Our team of board-certified surgeons employs the most advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques for every procedure. All our board-certified surgeons are fellowship trained and highly skilled in the latest developments in minimally invasive surgery. As leaders in the field of laparoscopic general surgeries, you can be confident that a highly accomplished medical professional will perform your procedure.

Patient-focused care

When a surgery is necessary, it can be a very stressful time, with worries about the surgery itself, spending time in the hospital, and the discomfort and pain of the recovery.

At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries with patient-focused care and compassionate support throughout every phase of the journey to improved health.

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Benefits of advanced laparoscopic surgery

Open surgery involves a longer incision to access the area of the body requiring treatment. Advanced laparoscopic surgery is performed by placing several very small incisions rather than a long incision that causes more physical trauma, a longer scar, and a more extensive recovery. The benefits of this minimally invasive approach include:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Minimally invasive
  • Smaller incisions and surgical scars
  • Less physical trauma
  • Less pain and discomfort during recovery
  • Less risk of blood loss
  • Less pain and discomfort 
  • Faster recovery time
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If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, we invite you to meet with us to discuss the option of our minimally invasive approach. Our goal is to ensure your experience is positive from the moment you enter the doors of one of our offices. We have three locations to serve you, with offices in Lafayette, Fort Smith, and Tulsa, where you can meet with us and have all your questions answered.

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