STARR Micro-Gastric Sleeve and Micro-LAPBAND
One of the concerns patients typically have when considering weight loss surgery to combat morbid obesity is the scars that result from surgical incisions. Here at Town Center Surgery has embraced the latest technology to help patients achieve successful weight loss through surgical procedures that leave little to no visible scarring. With STARR micro-gastric sleeve and micro-LAP-BAND® System surgery, patients can emerge from recovery with scars that are barely visible to the naked eye. STARR stands for Surgical Tiny Access and Rapid Recovery, and allows our surgeons to utilize a single, very small incision (2 to 3 millimeters) near the belly button to perform gastric sleeve or LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery. For the gastric sleeve procedure in particular, that’s up to five incisions less than traditional techniques.
The STARR treatment is possible because of the SPIDER® Surgical System, an innovative set of surgical tools that allow our bariatric surgeons to perform procedures with greater precision and smaller incisions, which can ultimately lead to less recovery time.
Basically, the STARR treatment makes it possible to emerge from your weight loss surgery recovery with a scar about the size of a freckle. The next time you wear your bathing suit, you may not even notice the scar yourself, much less those around you!