Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Weight loss surgery is getting less invasive, as some doctors are now performing single-incision laparoscopic weight loss surgery.

Traditional laparoscopic surgery was a major advancement in the effort to make weight loss surgery less invasive; now, by using only one incision, this method is less invasive than ever.

The American College of Surgeons has concluded that single-incision laparoscopic surgery is as safe as traditional laparoscopic surgery.

Weight Loss and Memory

As if you needed another reason to consider weight loss surgery, research indicates that weight loss might be linked to improved memory.

In a study to be published in the medical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, patients who shed pounds after undergoing weight loss surgery showed improved scores in memory and concentration tests.

Changes in blood pressure may be part of the cognitive improvement, though this is far from certain. What is certain, however, is that the evidence supporting weight loss surgery continues to mount.