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Bariatric surgery is usually performed by minimal access surgery using Laparoscopy.

A small video camera and surgical instruments are inserted through multiple (5-6) incisions in the abdomen that are typically 2-3 cms long.  The surgeon views the procedure on a video monitor. This approach is considered less invasive than open surgery, resulting in shorter hospital stays and fewer wound complications, such as infection, scarring or hernia.

Studies have found that patients who had laparoscopic procedures experience less pain after surgery resulting in easier breathing and lung function. Patients who have laparoscopic surgery return more quickly to pre-surgical levels of activity.

Dr.Kumaran Chinnappan has completed recognized fellowships in advanced laparoscopic surgery and performs all weight loss surgery procedures laparoscopically.

At Arch Bariatrics, we offer three surgeries that have resulted in successful weight loss and improved health for our patients:

Not all bariatric surgery procedures are the same. The Arch Bariatrics team will provide the information you need to decide which weight loss surgery procedure is right for you. To learn more, visit choosing a Procedure.

In addition to the above surgeries, in select patients we offer the following additional procedures:

Endoscopic intra gastric Balloon.

Revision weight Loss surgeries.

Arch Bariatrics of St. Louis