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Where is the STARR incision usually made?

Your doctor will tell you more about how this surgery is performed before you decide to have it.

A single small incision is made in the abdomen, usually in the belly button. Then, the doctor will operate with the aid of a small and flexible tube that measures approximately 18 mm in diameter and which is inserted through the incision.

The tube has an instrument attached to it that will be deployed during the intervention. Due to the single-incision approach, STARR treatment is currently one of the most innovative bariatric procedures we perform. The recovery time and post-operative discomfort are significantly reduced in this type of intervention.

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