At his practice, conveniently located in Port Jefferson, New York, Dr. Ahmad performs a wide range of laparoscopic services, including bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures to treat conditions such as obesity, diverticulitis, hernias, cancer and more. These procedures help patients look and feel their best through a safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Arif Ahmad utilizes the most advanced laparoscopic techniques to provide patients with highly successful results from every surgical procedure he performs. The results of each procedure may vary, depending on the procedure performed and the patients’ individual condition. However, most patients are more than satisfied with the results of their laparoscopic procedure performed by Dr. Ahmad.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
In addition to relieving symptoms or helping patients lose weight, Dr. Ahmad’s patients also benefit from the laparoscopic technique, which provides advantages such as:
- Smaller incisions
- Less trauma
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery times
The incisions from these procedures do not require any sutures because of their small size, and will heal quickly with minimal scarring. Most patients prefer the appearance of several smaller scars that are barely noticeable, rather than one large incision that is several inches long.
After laparoscopic surgery, patients can usually return home the same day, or after a short hospital stay. Patients can return to work and other regular activities in just a few short days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks. The full healing process is substantially shorter with laparoscopic surgery than with traditional open procedures.
Individualized Care from our Caring Staff
Patients choose our Bariatric Program not only for Dr. Ahmad and the outstanding clinical team, but also for our friendly, supportive environment. We provide coordinated services designed to support you while your weight returns to a healthy level.
Whether you are 18 or 65 years old, our program offers everything that you need – from informational meetings and preoperative testing to surgery and postoperative care. Plus, our highly trained surgeon specializes in minimally invasive techniques that result in faster recoveries, shorter hospital stays, less postoperative pain and fewer complications.
And our commitment to you does not end after surgery. Research shows that ongoing assistance and post-operative guidance result in improved long term health status and weight loss success. It is because of this that we offer support groups, and our staff is available to you every step of the way. Each patient is treated as an individual and given undivided attention and dedication so that they can receive the best possible results.
We look forward to treating each new patient that comes to our office, so please call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmad.