Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist

Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Reston, VA

You may need surgery to diagnose a problem, relieve pain, improve function, or save your life. No matter the need, you may have concerns about surgical risk and recovery. Dedicated to providing patients the best possible patient outcomes, the experienced team at the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia utilizes laparoscopic surgery to perform many procedures. The minimally invasive surgical approach means smaller incisions and a quicker recovery. To learn more about laparoscopic surgery, contact the office in Reston, Virginia, by phone or online today.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique. During laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon inserts a laparoscope, a lighted-surgical camera, through a small incision in your abdominal area to view the surgical site. Then, your surgeon makes a few additional small incisions to place the special surgical tools needed to perform the necessary procedure.

With traditional open surgery, your surgeon makes a large incision through your skin, fat, and muscle tissue to gain access to the surgical site. But with laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon uses the laparoscope to view and perform the surgery, which minimizes trauma to your tissue and body. 

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Compared to traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits, which is why the team at the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia utilizes the advanced surgical technique to perform many procedures. Benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal activities

In addition to laparoscopic surgery, the experts at the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia also offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system. Robotic surgery is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical technique that improves precision. 

What are common laparoscopic surgical procedures?

The experts at the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia perform many procedures using laparoscopic surgery. Some of the most common include:

  • Hernia repair
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Appendectomy

In addition to general surgery, the experienced team also performs laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedure. 

Am I a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery?

The surgical team determines if you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery during your surgical consultation. The team takes many factors into consideration when deciding on the best surgical technique for you, including your:

  • Need for surgery
  • Medical history
  • Surgical history
  • Body mass index

The experienced team at the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia is dedicated to providing you with the best patient outcomes and use laparoscopic surgery when possible to perform surgical procedures. 

To learn more about laparoscopic surgery and if it’s the right surgical option for you, contact the Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia by phone or online to schedule a consultation today.