How SPIDER Works 2017-08-24T09:09:55+00:00

How SPIDER® Works

Los Angeles, Irvine, and Riverside, California

The support of your family and friends is very important when you have bariatric weight loss surgery; they help motivate you to maintain your new, healthy eating and exercise habits. Often a spouse or family member is the first to suggest weight loss surgery, and many of our bariatric surgery patients say they’re doing it for their kids.

Naturally, your family wants you to live a long, healthy, happy life. Most patients’ families are extremely supportive of their decision to have weight loss surgery, but both patients and their families understandably worry about the safety of the procedure. That’s why ourboard-certified bariatric surgeon [Home] Dr. Shyam Dahiya makes your health and safety his number one priority. Part of our commitment to safety includes using the safest, most advanced technology for laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) with the SPIDER® Surgical System

Dr. Dahiya performs all bariatric surgery procedures using laparoscopic surgical techniques because this minimally invasive technology greatly reduces the risks and complications of weight loss surgery. Now, using the state-of-the-art SPIDER® Surgical System, Dr. Dahiya can perform most weight loss surgery procedures using just a single incision.

The SPIDER® system makes Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) possible for several weight loss surgeries, including:

  • LAP-BAND® surgery
  • REALIZE® Band surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Soon, Dr. Dahiya will also use SILS for laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery with the SPIDER® system. Dr. Dahiya is one of a select group of surgeons in the United States experienced in using this technology for SILS, and is the only surgeon in the world to have removed a large liver cyst with the SPIDER® Surgical System.

How SILS Makes Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Safer

The SPIDER® Surgical System has flexible instrument attachments, which allows Dr. Dahiya to pass all the tools he needs to safely complete your bariatric surgery procedure through a single, small incision near the belly button. This SILS technique makes LAP-BAND® surgery and other laparoscopic weight loss surgeries safer by further reducing the already low risks of infection and hernia. A single incision also means a single scar, whereas surgery with multiple incisions leaves a greater area of scar tissue.

SILS using the SPIDER® system also makes the recovery period after bariatric surgery shorter and less painful, which our patients and their families very much appreciate. With a shorter recovery period, you can begin your post-surgery weight loss program sooner and achieve your weight loss goals more quickly.

To learn more about the state-of-the-art SPIDER® Surgical System and SILS for LAP-BAND® surgery in Los Angeles, please contactour board-certified bariatric SILS surgeon Dr. Dahiya and schedule a consultation at our office near Riverside and Orange County, California.