Monday, July 18, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Southeast Bariatrics is the first group in the Charlotte area to offer micro-laparoscopic techniques for weight loss surgery. As a result, weight loss surgery patients who qualify can now experience important benefits associated with the advanced surgical technology, including less pain and scarring after surgery, shorter recovery time and an overall faster return to their normal lifestyle. Currently, David C. Voellinger M.D., F.A.C.S., with Southeast Bariatrics, is the only surgeon in the Charlotte area who offers surgical weight loss options using micro-laparoscopictechnology.
Micro-laparoscopic technology is a miniaturized version of standard laparoscopic surgery that uses long, 3mm instruments placed into the abdominal cavity with small punctures rather than incisions. This allows the surgeon to perform his usual laparoscopic operation but with less trauma to the patient ultimately decreasing pain, recovery time and scarring.
“Micro-laparoscopy is a technique and instrumentation developed from pediatric surgery. Pediatric surgeons often use these techniques in their smaller patients. Optics and materials have advanced to the point where the same equipment can be adapted to our patient population that requires longer, stiffer instrumentation and better visualization” says Dr. Voellinger, medical director of Presbyterian Bariatric Center and president of Southeast Bariatrics. “We’re committed to providing our patients with the best possible technology to achieve long-term weight loss success with the least possible intervention.”
Individuals who would like to learn more about micro-laparoscopic weight loss surgery are encouraged to attend a free new-patient seminar, offered monthly by Southeast Bariatrics in Charlotte, Cornelius and Salisbury. Those interested in registering for the weight loss seminar or receiving additional information about the services offered at Southeast Bariatrics can register online at www.southeastbariatrics.com or call 704-347-4144.