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What is Magnetic Surgery®?

Magnetic Surgery procedure is less invasive with magnetic technology

Magnetic Surgery® is an attractive alternative to consider. Laparoscopic weight loss surgery can now be performed even less invasively with the use of magnetic technology. As we begin our weight loss conversation, we will be happy to discuss how Magnetic Surgery could be your best option.

How does magnetic weight loss surgery work?

Magnetic weight loss surgery is one of the least invasive techniques available today. With the Levita® Magnetic Surgical System, an external magnet placed on your skin controls a magnetic grasper inside your belly. This eliminates one abdominal incision, helps the surgeon see the surgical field, and ultimately facilitates safe, less invasive surgery with better cosmetic outcomes.

The Levita Magnetic Surgical System is indicated to grasp and retract the body and fundus of the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) procedures, the liver in bariatric procedures, and the prostate and periprostatic (surrounding) tissue in prostatectomy procedures to facilitate access and visualization of the surgical site in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 20–60 kg/m2.

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with Magnetic Surgery procedures, including infection, injury to tissue and/or the abdominal wall, or the need for extended or additional surgery. In clinical trials, the only risk experienced was mild bruising (petechiae). Magnetic Surgery procedures are contraindicated for patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, other electro-medical implants and/or ferromagnetic implants. Your bariatric team is here to thoroughly discuss both the benefits and the risks associated with magnetic weight loss surgery.

Benefits of magnetic weight loss:

  • Eliminates abdominal incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Patients say they would do it again

Eliminates abdominal incisions

Less scarring

Faster return to normal activities

Patients say they would do it again

Let’s discuss if Magnetic Surgery is right for you.

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with Magnetic Surgery procedures, including infection, injury to tissue and/or the abdominal wall, or the need for extended or additional surgery. In clinical trials, the only risk experienced was mild bruising (petechiae). Magnetic Surgery procedures are contraindicated for patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, other electro-medical implants and/or ferromagnetic implants. Your bariatric team is here to thoroughly discuss both the benefits and the risks associated with magnetic weight loss surgery.

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