In September 2008, Dr. Ganta, is believed to have performed the first trans-umbilical LAP-BAND® System weight loss surgery in Texas resulting in no visible scar. This Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery procedure (SILS) for LAP-BAND® System surgery utilizes a single incision of less than 1 inch hidden in the navel, therefore leaving no visible scars.
Dr. Ganta has pioneered a nifty technique using a retraction suture placed on the diaphragm in a V shaped fashion to hold up on the liver. This technique labeled “Ganta stitch” is quick, simple, reproducible and does not involve any extra cost for the patient because it doesn’t require any additional instrumentation. This technique has enabled the performance of a True single incision Lap Band placement with the potential for even less pain.
The decision to have surgery is a major step along the path to better health and a slimmer physique. All of our professionals at Austin Bariatric are committed to offering you personalized care and a comprehensive treatment plan designed to help you achieve safe, successful weight loss. Dr. Ganta oversees all aspects of patient care, including recovery and follow-up visits to monitor your progress. Dr. Ganta has established a credible record with over 2,000 bariatric procedures in his practice after completion of his residency and fellowship training at some of the most respected medical institutions in the world.
Dr. Ganta is fellowship-trained in laparoscopic surgery from Yale University. This specialized training at one of the world’s top medical schools signifies Dr. Ganta’s commitment to continued education in advanced surgical techniques. Laparoscopic surgery is one of the least invasive methods of bariatric surgery available – procedures are performed using smaller incisions, thereby helping patients obtain successful results with less visible scarring.