Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (ALS), also called minimally invasive surgery, is an advanced surgical technique performed through small incisions using cameras and long, thin tools. ALS results in reduced post-operative pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and much quicker recovery times when compared to traditional open surgery. This technique has been proven in studies to reduce the risk of post-operative wound complications, including infections and incisional hernias.
In ALS, Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, and Dr. Josh Mourot use multiple small incisions (each usually 10mm or less). The abdominal cavity is filled with gas (carbon dioxide) to provide the surgeon with visibility. A video camera is introduced through one of the small incisions, and the surgery is completed using long, skinny instruments to perform the operation while looking at video monitors. At the end of the operation, the tiny incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches.
ALS is just another component of our mission to offer the most advanced, patient-focused bariatric surgery program in Arkansas.
ALS vs. General Laparoscopy vs. Robotic-Assisted Surgery
We want to make sure you’re fully informed about the different surgical techniques available to you so that you can make the best decision for your health. At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we perform our weight loss procedures using ALS, which we believe is the safest and most effective way to surgical method.
While general laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery can be used with great results in certain specialties, we believe ALS remains the best and safest method for weight loss surgery.