Chicago Bariatric Surgeon Employs Innovative Weight Loss Technique For A More Comfortable Recovery
Using single-site incisions for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedures, Dr. Peter Rantis can reduce postoperative pain, discomfort, and scarring after weight loss surgery.
Chicago, IL – Dr. Peter Rantis and the bariatric surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center in Chicago seek to help patients lose weight safely and effectively. While patients should expect some discomfort after weight loss surgery, Dr. Rantis has employed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy technique that utilizes a single-site incision (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery or SILS) to shorten recovery time, reduce postoperative pain, and provide a better cosmetic result.
Originally performed as a staged procedure prior to gastric bypass or duodenal switch procedures in high risk patients. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has emerged as its own standalone weight loss procedure. The surgery, also commonly referred to as laparoscopic sleeve gastric resection or gastric sleeve surgery, removes a large portion of the stomach to reduce the patient’s food intake. After the procedure, the patient’s stomach is 20-30% of its preoperative size, causing the patient to feel the sensation of “fullness” faster, ultimately reducing the amount of food an individual intakes throughout the course of a day.
During an average LSG procedure, 5 incisions are used to effectively complete the surgery. Dr. Rantis’ single-site incision technique is performed with a flexible 5mm laparoscope that allows him to produce the same results with minimized impact on the body. In addition to reducing the amount of postoperative discomfort his bariatric surgery patients experience, this single-site incision technique also provides the aesthetic benefit of minimized scarring usually contained within the umbilicus and often not even visible. Dr. Rantis notes that while not all patients are candidates for single-site incision LSG, each patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and height are measured to determine eligibility.
For patients suffering from morbid obesity, the bariatric surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center provide laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedures as one of their primary weight loss operations. When performed with the single-site incision technique, Dr. Rantis says LSG can help patients lose weight while minimizing postoperative pain, and providing a better cosmetic result. Dr. Rantis highlights that LSG is not a reversible procedure. Consequently, patients should choose their bariatric surgeon with care to ensure they receive the benefits of quality treatment, experienced techniques, and advanced technology to achieve the best possible results.
About Peter C. Rantis, Jr., MD
Dr. Peter Rantis is a graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and earned his medical degree at University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. After completing his residency training in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Rantis served at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center as a Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery. In addition to authoring numerous medical journal articles, Dr. Rantis is dual-board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.
The practice can be found online at suburbansurgicalcare.com and facebook.com/pages/Suburban-Surgical-Care-Specialists/112793022140308.
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