Dr. Todd McCarty Performs First Natural Orifice Bariatric Surgery

Todd McCarty, MD, FACS, of the Lakewood Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic, successfully performed the first natural orifice bariatric surgery on a female patient, according to a news release.

The procedure uses natural openings, such as the back of the vaginal wall, to access the abdominal cavity so no direct incisions to the abdominal wall are made. This reduces patient discomfort, recovery time, risk of complications and external scars. The technique has been used for pelvic operations such as appendectomies and colon resections.

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