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ALS results in reduced post-operative pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery. Studies have also proven that this technique reduces the risk of post-operative wound complications, including infections and incisional hernias.

What is advanced laparoscopic surgery?

During ALS, our team of surgeons uses multiple small incisions (each usually 5-10 mm). The abdominal cavity is filled with gas (carbon dioxide) to provide the surgeon with visibility. A video camera is introduced through one of the small incisions and the surgery is completed using long, skinny instruments to perform the operation while looking through video monitors. At the end of the operation, the tiny incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches. 

Weight loss surgery: Minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic techniques

Almost every surgery can be done using ALS, although many surgeons might tell you that ALS cannot be used in certain situations. This is simply not true. We always encourage patients to seek a second opinion regarding any abdominal surgery they are facing and to seek out fellowship-trained surgeons like the team at Roller Weight Loss.

ALS is just another component of our mission to offer the most advanced, patient-focused bariatric surgery program in Arkansas.

Minimally Invasive vs. Open Surgery Joshua E. Roller, MD

We want to make sure you’re fully informed about the different surgical techniques available so that you can make the best decision for your health. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we perform our weight loss procedures using ALS, which we believe is the safest and most effective surgical method.

We focus on the best surgical technique for you

Note that there are no differences in patient outcomes in robotic surgery compared with ALS, as they are both minimally invasive techniques. Robotic surgery does not have a role in bariatric surgery, as it has only been shown to increase the length of the surgeries — as well as the cost with no improvement in risk of complications.

State-of-the-art technology at Roller

Robotic-assisted surgery is just another form of ALS. In this case, a robot is used by the surgeon sitting at a console to perform the surgery.

Our surgeons can perform robotic surgery whenever necessary. 

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Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery: Weight loss surgery

Our team of fellowship-trained weight loss surgeons performs laparoscopic bariatric surgeries of several types. The surgery most appropriate for you will reflect a comprehensive assessment of your general health, obesity-related health conditions, and other factors. The type of surgery performed may include the following procedures.

Bariatric surgeries

  • Gastric bypass
  • Modified duodenal switch
  • Traditional duodenal switch
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Lap-Band®

Non-surgical weight loss treatments

  • The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System
  • Medical Weight Loss

Are you a candidate for laparoscopic weight loss surgery?

If you’re struggling with excess weight and have a BMI over 35, you deserve to find out if you’re a candidate for advanced, minimally invasive weight loss surgery.

Many of our patients suffer from obesity-related health conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatty liver disease (non-alcohol related)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cardiovascular disease

Take the first step on your journey

Your journey to improved health and happiness starts with a personal decision, and only you can make it. To help you, we invite you to participate in our free online seminar so you can learn more about your options. Register here for our free online seminar.

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Leading weight loss surgery specialists: Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery

At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we’re honored to be recognized as leaders in the field of minimally invasive weight loss surgery and for the many patients who trust us with the journey to better health. We are committed to every individual under our care, and we offer support and services throughout pre-op, recovery, and beyond.

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