Weight Loss Surgery Procedures in St. Louis
Orbera Gastric balloon
lap Band Fill
Revision Bariatric Surgery
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 is American Board certified and fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery and performs all weight loss surgery procedures laparoscopically.
At Arch Bariatrics, we offer surgeries that have resulted in successful weight loss and improved health for our patients:
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
Laparoscopic Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®)
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
Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision Surgery
Lap Band to Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
Gastric Bypass to Endoscopic Revision Surgery (Endoscopic Revision)