Prior to attending the informational seminar about weight loss surgery, I was unaware that gastric surgery could be done with a single incision. After learning that indeed it can be done if one meets certain size requirements, I was still ambivalent about having one or many incisions because I knew that for vanity reasons, I wouldn’t be showing off my scars either way. When Dr. Chiasson approached me with the option of doing the spider incision, I decided to go along with this method. After my surgery, I was very happy that I just had one incision instead of multiple. With just one incision that needed to heal, I felt that my recovery time was easier and shorter compared to others who had many incisions that needed to heal. I would recommend this approach to anyone who is considering it.