Presbyterian Bariatric Center is the first 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, such as less pain and scarring after surgery, shorter recovery time, and an overall faster return to a normal lifestyle.
State-of-the-Art Technology Offers Patients Less
Pain, Faster Recovery
David C. Voellinger, MD, FACS, FASMBS, medical director of Presbyterian Bariatric Center and president of Southeast Bariatrics, is the first surgeon in the Charlotte area to offer micro-laparoscopic technology for surgical weight loss options including Lap Band® and vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
“We’re committed to providing our patients with the best possible technology to achieve long-term weight loss success with the least possible intervention,” said Dr. Voellinger. 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 the patient population that requires longer, stiffer instrumentation and better visualization.
Micro-laparoscopic procedures use long, 3 mm instruments placed into the abdominal cavity with small punctures rather than incisions. The micro-laparoscopic technology, a miniaturized version of standard laparscopic technology, allows the surgeon to perform a usual laparoscopic operation with less trauma to the patient, less pain and scarring, and a faster recovery time.
The Presbyterian Bariatric Center is nationally recognized for quality care. In addition to surgical weight loss, the center offers a full range of non-surgical weight management options as well. Through a comprehensive team approach, patients receive personalized care from board-certified surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists and weight loss navigators working together to develop a weight loss plan that fits their needs.
For more information about the procedure, please call Southeast Bariatrics at 704-316-7760 or visit www.southeastbariatrics.com. The Presbyterian Bariatric Center also offers surgical solutions seminars. Attending a surgical solutions seminar is one of the best ways to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. The seminars help individuals learn about the weight loss options that will meet their unique health needs and find out about surgical options available. To register for a seminar now, call 704-384-CARE (2273) or visit www.presbyterian.org/weightloss.
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