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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Koramangala, Bangalore

SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) is an innovative bariatric surgery technique. SILS is the next generation of laparoscopy where surgeons use only one port instead of multiple ports. The procedure is scar-free because SILS uses a new specialized port and high-tech instrument buried inside the belly button. Although the SILS procedure takes longer, it results in a faster postoperative recovery with less pain than traditional laparoscopy, giving patients more options.

What is Bariatric Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery?

A professional surgeon will make only one incision around the navel in SILS. Laparoscopic surgery with a single incision is a step ahead of traditional laparoscopic surgery. SILS is the most recent surgical technique for performing less invasive weight loss surgery. At the moment, only a few experienced bariatric surgeons have mastered this technique. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is an advanced and powerful invasive surgical technique where the surgeon operates through a single entry point instead of three or more laparoscopic incisions used earlier. The incision used in laparoscopy is 5-12 mm, 1/2′′ long, and located just below or above the belly button. The SILS procedure is performed by an expert laparoscopic surgeon with extensive experience. There is a hidden incision within the belly button that leaves no visible scars on the patient. Patients who undergo SILS have less scarring, a lower risk of complications and postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay and recovery time, and a lower incidence of wound site infections. The procedure involves using a tiny but high-powered fiber-optic camera, which provides a view of the underlying digestive tract structures to the surgeon. It allows for more targeted and precise surgery. A single incision can also heal quicker, allowing you to recover quickly.

What is the Difference Between Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and a Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS)?

Your surgeon will need to make five to six small abdominal incisions to perform a standard laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure. However, a skillful surgeon can perform SILS laparoscopy with only one incision. You will have some visible scarring on the incision sites if you have a regular laparoscopic procedure. However, with the SILS procedure, a skilled surgeon will conceal the incision within the navel for minimal scarring. As only one cut needs to heal after a SILS single incision laparoscopic surgery, post-surgical healing will be faster. However, the standard gastric sleeve may require more time as all the cuts must heal. Compared to standard surgery procedures, a single incision laparoscopic surgery requires more advanced surgical skills and the use of innovative technology. Currently, only a few surgeons are working in SILS surgery.

Is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Safe?

Surgeons can complete the surgery faster with only one incision, which reduces the risk of anesthesia-related complications. As the single incision heals faster, the postoperative recovery is also faster and safer. The risk of infection in the incision will be minimal because the surgeon avoids multiple cuts. However, many bariatric surgeons still lack the training and experience to perform this advanced SILS. Working with a reputable weight loss surgeon skilled at performing various bariatric procedures, including the single incision gastric sleeve, is essential.

When to Meet a Doctor?

If you have a BMI (body mass index) over 35 or in the range of 30-39 or you have obesity-related disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea, or you are at risk for developing an obesity-related condition, you must consult your doctor to avoid further complications.

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SILS is a new surgical technique for less invasive weight loss surgery. In SILS, a hidden incision within the belly button leaves the patient with no visible scars. SILS patients have less scarring, a lower risk of postoperative pain, faster recovery, and a lower rate of wound site infections. Laparoscopic surgery with a single incision surpasses traditional laparoscopic surgery. With only one incision, gastro surgeons can complete the surgery faster, reducing the risk of anesthesia-related complications. Many doctors and surgeons recommend SILS as a new and more appealing procedure and a safer alternative based on research.




What are the limitations of SILS?

Unless surgeons have long instruments, taller patients cannot undergo SILS. SILS is a more difficult option if the organs are in a difficult position to reach.

What are the recent advances in bariatric surgery?

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Endoluminal Surgery are the most recent additions to laparoscopy, all of which aim to improve safety and make the procedures less invasive than traditional laparoscopic procedures.

What else can we use SILS for?

Doctors found SILS to be more effective in gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy), appendix removal (appendicectomy), paraumbilical or incisional hernia repair, and most gynecological surgeries. SILS is a new minimally invasive surgical technique with several uses in gynecologic oncology surgery.


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