Dr. Arif Ahmad, Director of Mather’s Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Presented a New Bariatric Surgery Technique at Annual Meeting of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryJuly 6, 2011
Dr. Arif Ahmad, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at
Dr. Ahmad’s procedure uses a single trans-umbilical incision along with needlescopic instruments. These instruments contain small graspers that are inserted through small punctures in the abdomen, resulting in “scar-less??? wounds. This is expected to reduce surgical trauma and post-operative pain.
Gastric bypass surgery involves using suture-like staples to create a pouch in the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected directly to a section of the stomach called the Roux limb; this is known as the Roux-en-Y procedure. The smaller stomach pouch restricts the amount of food that can be digested at any time and limits the body's ability to absorb fat from food by bypassing the majority of the stomach and some of the large intestine. This combination of restrictive and malabsorptive techniques makes this procedure one of the most successful weight loss procedures.
Dr. Ahmad is a pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, including bariatric surgery. This new procedure is the latest tool he uses to help morbidly obese patients lose weight and take back their lives. He also recently added to his bariatric procedures a sleeve gastrectomy, a restrictive form of bariatric surgery that reduces the size of the stomach to approximately 15 percent of its original size. Dr. Ahmad also uses robotic- assisted gastric bypass surgery, single incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and band over bypass procedures.
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