Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
About Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
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Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

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Bariatric surgery

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery – Through a small incision, the stomach is reduced by creating a small pouch that is severed from the remaining stomach. A loop of intestine is created to attach the pouch bypassing the stomach and the upper intestine. This procedure restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold.

This minimally invasive approach takes longer to perform than the conventional “open” approach, but provides the same weight reduction with a faster recovery time and less postoperative pain.

Bariatric surgery:

Matt L. Kirkland, MD, FACS
Alan L. Schuricht, MD
David Wernsing, MD


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