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Magnetic Weight Loss Surgery

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.  Talk to your doctor to see if Magnetic Surgery may be right for you.

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.

Benefits of Magnetic Surgery Include:

  • Eliminate an Abdominal Incision and Tube (Trocar)
  • Less Scarring After Surgery
  • Return to Normal Activities Sooner
  • Patients Would Do It Again

Patient Safety Information

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. Consult your physician to discuss the risks and benefits to determine if Magnetic Surgery is right for you.

1Rivas H, et al. Magnetic Surgery: Results From First Prospective Clinical Trial in 50 Patients. Annals of Surgery, January 2018,267(1):88-93. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002045
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