"Scar-Less" Weight Loss Surgery
Almost No Visible Surgical Scars
The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (also called Sleeve or VSG) is one of the most successful surgical options for weight loss. Using his novel “Scar-Less” technique, Dr. Quebbemann makes one incision that’s hidden in your belly button, sometimes with two tiny (~2mm) additional incisions, instead of making 5 larger incisions (1-to-3 cm) as needed for standard laparoscopic surgery, or 6-7 incisions that some surgeons use with the robot and other techniques.
Dr. Quebbemann was the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a single-incision gastric sleeve using the SPIDER® Surgical System and he continues to demonstrate why he is one of the most skilled minimally invasive bariatric surgeons in North America.
See his explanation on The Doctors television show
(He currently uses the GelPOINT® system to provide a similar Scar-Less result).
How the “Scarless” Procedure Works
A small incision must first be made through the belly button. The GelPOINT device is then inserted, allowing him to perform the procedure. When the surgical operation is completed, the belly button incision is closed with an absorbable suture and any micro-incisions are simply sealed with glue, leaving practically no visible scars behind.