L.A. Bariatrics has Begun Utilizing the STARR Treatment for Single Incision Gastric Sleeve

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L.A. Bariatrics has begun performing sleeve gastrectomy with the SPIDER a laparoscopic platform requiring a single incision on the abdomen.

LA Bariatrics in Los Angeles

LA Bariatrics in Los Angeles

Big as a dime containing all the tools we need to perform sleeve gastrectomy.

L.A. Bariatrics, a weight loss program located in Marina Del Rey started performing single incision sleeve gastrectomy using the STARR Treatment. Some time ago L.A. Bariatrics welcomed among staff members a bariatric surgeon originally from Canada Dr. Mona Misra who is a pioneer of the STARR Treatment.

STARR is short for surgical tiny access and rapid recovery. During this surgical treatment the bariatric surgeon uses a laparoscopic platform called SPIDER to access the abdominal cavity through a single incision.

As you know gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy till now required small but several incisions on the abdomen and though minimally invasive these left visible scars. With the SPIDER the single incision is usually in the navel or near it so there is no scar or one tiny barely visible scar.

“Patients who had trouble with the scars now can be relieved because this is a fine option for them – not to mention that this procedure is less invasive and causes less pain,” says Dr. Korman, medical director of the weight loss facility. “We are very excited to bring this option to patients throughout Los Angeles.”

“You can imagine the SPIDER like a small wand,” says Dr. Misra. “Big as a dime containing all the tools we need to perform sleeve gastrectomy. Once we insert the instrument in the abdominal cavity the tools simply 'fan out' and it is easy to manipulate.”

Given the flexibility of this sophisticated instrument bariatric surgeons enjoy enhanced dexterity.

Dr. Korman and Dr. Misra, both experienced and skilled bariatric surgeons are looking forward to see the long term effects of STARR treatment on their patients.

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About L.A. Bariatrics
L.A. Bariatrics is a weight loss program located in Marina Del Rey and offers minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedures including lap band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric placation and revision procedures.

About SPIDER and TransEnterix
TransEnterix a medical device company in North-Caroline developed the SPIDER making bariatric surgery even less invasive.

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