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Surgical Approach

A new laparoscopic surgery technology is making it possible for bariatric surgeons at Town Center Surgery to perform procedures in the most minimally invasive way possible – leaving scars not much bigger than the size of a freckle. The SPIDER® Surgical System can help our surgeons perform adjustable gastric banding and gastric sleeve surgery with greater precision and reduced recovery time. Plus, any residual scarring from the procedure may be virtually unnoticeable.

Please contact our bariatric surgeons for more information on the SPIDER® Surgical System for weight loss surgery.

The SPIDER® Surgical System

Here at Town Center Surgery, our bariatric surgeons utilize small instruments and tiny incisions whenever possible in order to perform laparoscopic weight loss surgery that can minimize recovery time and visible scarring. The SPIDER® Surgical System advances these techniques even further with state-of-the-art instruments and the ability to perform surgery without making large cuts in the skin. With flexible SPIDER® MicroLap instruments, our doctors do not need a scalpel for incisions – they can perform weight loss surgery procedures by way of a special skin incision pick that can leave the skin with only a freckle-like mark after treatment. This innovative surgical technology allows our bariatric surgeons to perform complex maneuvers through one small incision.

The SPIDER® Surgical System has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is a truly advanced technique in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The small instruments are placed through a tiny incision near your belly-button, and ultimately allows our surgeon to perform multiple operative tasks without making a number of large incisions in various places around the abdomen. This technique is particularly useful for gastric sleeve surgery procedures and adjustable gastric banding treatments such as the LAP-BAND® System and REALIZE® Band surgery. With the SPIDER® Surgical System, noticeable scarring after weight loss surgery may become a thing of the past.


Driving Directions

Many of our patients seek our expertise and quality results in weight loss surgery from nearby cities. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following locations: