Surgeons at the NJ Bariatric Center Perform Ground Breaking Lap Band™ Surgery
Ajay Goyal, MD, FACS, and Dr. Glenn Forrester, MD, general and bariatric surgeons from the New Jersey Bariatric Center in Union, NJ, successfully performed the first LAP BAND™ in New Jersey with only two incisions.
This has resulted in less pain, less scar tissue and faster recover to normal activity. The team has now followed with a series of advanced laparoscopic general surgeries using two ports instead of four for the removal of an appendix and single incision removal of gall bladder.
The surgery was performed on a 42-year-old female patient from Brazil at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. The patient experienced minimal discomfort and has a barely visible scar compared to traditional laparoscopic gastric band surgery requiring four to five incisions. Dr. Goyal and Dr. Forrester were able to combine all of the standard laparoscopic entry points into two incisions to perform the LAP BAND™ surgery. The incision was then closed with surgical glue, leaving no other scars from instruments or sutures in the abdomen.
"By reducing the operative site to two incision we’re able to provide our patients with both a reduced pain and recover time as well as an improved cosmetic result,” said Dr. Goyal, Director of Bariatric Surgery, Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ.
More information on the Lap Band procedure is available at http://www.lapbandsurgerynj.com/treatments/laparoscopic-gastric-band.html
New Jersey Bariatric Center
The New Jersey Bariatric Center, led by Dr. Ajay Goyal, has offices in Union, Warren and Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Goyal’s approach to patient care has resulted in zero mortality to date and a complication rate that is lower than the national average. These surgical results stand out as some of the best in New Jersey. If you or someone you love is considering bariatric surgery – Gastric Bypass, Lap Band or REALIZE Band procedures - please join us for one of our free educational seminars. To register, visit us at http://www.njbariatriccenter.com .
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