Questions about Laparoscopic SPIDER 2018-08-21T17:36:21+00:00

Questions about Laparoscopic SPIDER® Surgery

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Does Dr. Dahiya perform LAP-BAND® surgery using Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)?

With the state-of-the-art SPIDER® Surgical System, our board-certified Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya performs several types of weight loss surgery using SILS, including LAP-BAND® surgery. Dr. Dahiya also uses SILS techniques for REALIZE® Band surgery and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Does the SPIDER® Surgical System affect recovery time for laparoscopic bariatric surgery?

Yes. One of the many reasons Dr. Dahiya uses SILS for bariatric surgery like LAP-BAND® surgery and REALIZE® Band surgery is that the recovery time for single incision laparoscopic surgery is typically shorter and less painful. The SPIDER® system contains some of the most advanced SILS technology available, and Dr. Dahiya is one of relatively few bariatric surgeons in the United States with training and experience in using the SPIDER® system for SILS.

What is the difference between SILS with the SPIDER® system and regular laparoscopic weight loss surgery?

Traditional laparoscopic bariatric surgery, such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, uses multiple small incisions in the abdomen to provide your bariatric surgeon access to the digestive tract. This approach is very safe, but as with all surgical procedures, more incisions slightly increase the risk of infection and other extremely rare complications.

Because your safety is our number one priority, we use the state-of-the-art SPIDER® Surgical System, allowing Dr. Dahiya to perform gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery with a single incision (SILS). SILS is how the SPIDER® system works to further reduce the already low risk of infection and help make your recovery time faster and less painful.

Is the SPIDER® Surgical System just for bariatric weight loss surgery?

While Dr. Dahiya specializes in bariatric surgery, he is fully qualified to perform other SILS procedures using the SPIDER® Surgical System. In fact, Dr. Dahiya was the first surgeon in the world to successfully remove a large hepatic (liver) cyst using the SPIDER® system. SPIDER® can also be used for gall bladder surgery (cholecystectomy), kidney surgery (nephrectomy), and colon surgery (colectomy).

To learn more about minimally invasive SILS for LAP-BAND® and other weight loss surgeries in Los Angeles, please contact Dr. Dahiya today to set up a consultation at our office in Lakewood, California.