Navigation Links
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants Profiled on ABC-13 TV as the Only Practice in Houston Offering Single-Incision, Quick Recovery Weight Loss Surgery
Date:11/18/2009

A recent profile by a KTRK-TV, a local television news affiliate, is bringing to light a new technique available at Houston weight loss surgery practice Texas Laparoscopic Consultants that improves the recovery process and the aesthetic results for patients who undergo surgical treatment for morbid obesity.

(Vocus) November 18, 2009 -- Houston-based Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is a bariatric surgery practice that offers a new procedure designed to help people lose large amounts of weight with a quick recovery and no visible scarring. And the community is taking notice. A recent news feature on Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV Channel 13 brought some light onto the practice’s use of single-incision weight loss surgery. Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is the only practice in the area that is performing this technique, and, in an interview with ABC-13’s Healthcheck reporter Christi Myers, Dr. Sherman Yu says single-incision surgery can work wonders in patients who undergo procedures like gastric sleeve in Houston. “With this newer procedure, people are actually losing just as much weight as a gastric bypass – but the risks are about half of a gastric bypass because we’re not rerouting any of the intestine.”

Bariatric surgery procedures are performed to help patients who are considered morbidly obese – typically 80 to 100 pounds overweight – lose large amounts of weight and reduce the risk of developing severe health problems. While serving an important medical need, patients who undergo obesity surgery often have to experience long recovery processes and visible scars from the procedure. But Dr. Yu says that for weight loss surgery options such as gastric sleeve and the LAP-BAND® in Houston, single-incision surgery is changing that. “The incision is placed in the umbilicus to truly hide the incision. Sometimes for bands we place it where the band port is located. The main advantage is for cosmetics as traditional laparoscopic surgeries have anywhere from 5-6 incisions.” Dr. Yu says one small incision about two to five centimeters in diameter, usually made in the belly button, is all that’s needed. Compared with traditional methods, which can use a number of incisions spread throughout the abdomen, Dr. Yu says single-incision weight loss surgery can dramatically quicken recovery time and leave the scar completely hidden. “We have performed over 100 now and it is part of our standard technique for bands and sleeves. This is unique because often other surgeons are either just learning the basic technique, while we have advanced on to the next phase of minimally invasive surgery.”

Dr. Yu says single-incision weight loss surgery techniques are becoming more and more important because of the numbers of people who desperately need obesity treatment, but are put off by the recovery process and the prospects of surgical scars. The technique can be used with options such as gastric sleeve surgery - a procedure which removes about 60 to 70 percent of the stomach and restructures the remainder to form a tube shape - and adjustable gastric banding, which restricts the stomach to allow for less food intake and an earlier feeling of fullness.

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants and its team of weight loss surgeons in Houston say that safe and effective procedures such as single-incision bariatric surgery are important advances in a field that can truly help people fight the effects of morbid obesity and reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health conditions. Plus, the aesthetic benefits can go a long way in making people slim down and feel better about themselves. “People are losing… 60, 70, 80 percent of their excess body weight, but more importantly, what we focus on is their medical problems get better.”

About Texas Laparoscopic Consultants
Offering REALIZE® Band, LAP-BAND® System surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) and gastric bypass surgery in Houston, Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is recognized as one of the leading surgical weight loss treatment centers in the region. The practice has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, an achievement that only one out 303 bariatric surgery centers in America can claim. Drs. Yu and Scarborough are certified by the American Board of Surgery, and have performed more than 1500 laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures since 2002. In addition to providing a team approach to bariatric surgery for the safest, most effective results possible, Dr. Yu and Dr. Scarborough also spend time teaching other bariatric surgeons the single-incision weight loss surgery technique.

For more information on weight loss surgery procedures at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, the practice can be reached at 1200 Binz. Suite 950, Houston, TX 77004 – (713) 493-7700, or via www.tlcsurgery.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/houston/prweb3222344.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
2. Texas Largest Physician Carrier Announces 5th Successive Rate Cut on Anniversary of Lawsuit Reform
3. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
4. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
5. Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating Flying Emergency Rooms for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America
6. Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
7. Precedent Launches Revolutionary Individual Health Insurance Plans in Texas
8. Health Care Service Corporation Provides Personal Clinical Summaries to Members of its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
9. Sesame Street Exhibition Makes Texas Premier at The Health Museum
10. The Law Offices of John David Hart: Texas Man Sues Medtronic in Body-Snatching Case
11. Viant Acquires Texas True Choice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants Profiled on ABC-13 TV as the Only Practice in Houston Offering Single-Incision, Quick Recovery Weight Loss Surgery
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. ... ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical transport ... taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , collaborating ... for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical School ... Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the Veterans ... finalists of Lyme Innovation , the first ... scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from several ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung ... ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are ... labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like ... any needed testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: