The preferred methods for bariatric surgery at the Asian institute of gastroenterology involve laparoscopy (also known as minimally invasive surgery), a surgical technique in which a high-definition camera and very fine surgical instruments are placed through small incisions, instead of the standard large incisions. The image is then viewed on a video monitor by highly trained surgeons as they perform the procedure using the specialized instruments. Eliminating the need for a large incision, laparoscopy results in less tissue damage, less blood loss, shorter hospitalization, a faster recovery, and fewer complications than open operations. The AIG’s state-of-the-art operating rooms and staff provide patients with the best care possible using laparoscopic techniques
What is laparoscopy?