“Scar-Less” Weight Loss Surgery
Minimize the Post-Surgical Skin Incisions; Minimal Scars Visible to the Eye
Using Dr. Quebbemann’s novel “scarless” technique, he is able to make one incision that’s hidden in your belly button to do Gastric Sleeve surgery, only occasionally needing tiny additional incisions. This is a big contrast to the five incisions typically needed for the standard laparoscopic surgery (in fact, some bariatric surgeons in Southern California routinely us 6, 7 or more incisions). When the procedure is completed and the instruments are removed, there is almost no visible scar. Hence, the term “Scar-Less” weight loss surgery.
Dr. Quebbemann continues to demonstrate why he has a reputation as one of the nation’s leading bariatric surgery experts. He is the first surgeon in the U.S. known to successfully perform a single-incision gastric sleeve procedure using the SPIDER® Surgical System (Featured on The Doctors television program)! Currently, he uses GelPOINT® technology alongside MICRO-laparoscopy designed to provide weight loss surgery that results in minimal scars for patients.
Interested patients may ask about the Scar-Less technique.
The lower part of the intestine (darker colored in the diagram) is moved up and attached to the small upper portion of the stomach, labeled “P” for pouch.
In the body this move is only four or five inches, as these organs lie very close together inside our abdomen.
The upper portion of the intestine is reattached to the lower portion of the intestine approximately 100cm downstream from where it was originally attached.
There is roughly 400cm (12 feet) of small intestine, and 200cm (6 feet) of large intestine in our bodies. All of this intestine is within our abdominal cavity, curled around itself in an organized way so that it rarely gets tangled up. When surgeons do cancer operations, they routinely cut out a section of intestine, and then attach the two cut ends back together. A similar technique is used to reattach the stomach and intestine for the gastric bypass.
As you can see below, a gastric bypass results in bypassing most of the stomach, and a short portion of the intestine.