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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery(SILS)

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in C-scheme, Jaipur

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery or SILS is a surgery performed with a single incision. While surgeries like the traditional gallbladder surgery require a 6-inch incision and regular laparoscopic surgery requires at least four incisions, this is a minimally invasive surgery, which needs just one incision. During the surgery, the surgical instruments are inserted in the abdominal cavity near the navel and it also ensures less scarring.

This surgery is recommended for conditions, such as the appendix, gallbladder, and also for patients opting for bariatric surgery. One has to remember that the surgery cannot be performed if the patient has had multiple abdominal surgeries or any kind of inflammations. The reason is the visibility gets reduced inside the abdomen.

What are the Benefits of SILS?

If we compare with traditional surgery the single-incision surgery is more effective, reduces the pain and the recovery is speedy. The second benefit is that the virtual scar is less and the reason behind this is the insertion of the instruments is conducted laparoscopically through the navel.

When we compare the patients with traditional surgery and single-incision surgery, the patients with single-incision surgery are the happier ones as it also means less recovery time and pain. You will start feeling better after a week or two post your surgery. You can also start the regular activity within a weeks time. It is advised to do some light activity after the surgery as it helps avoid any blood clots.

What is the Procedure?

Before the surgery, your doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur will take all the precautions and go through your medical history and check all the medications you are currently under. He may also provide you with a few rules that you will have to follow before your surgery. During the procedure, a SILS port is inserted inside the belly button, where the incision is made. The incision is made in such a way that it allows your doctor to carry out the laparoscopic procedure through various different angles.

Since the visualization during the surgery improves, it allows the doctor to see more clearly and ensures an efficient procedure. It also reduces scarring like the traditional surgeries where multiple scars are visible to the naked eye after the surgery. Finally, once the surgery is concluded, you are shifted to the recovery room where your medical team will monitor your health.

How to Care for Yourself After the Surgery?

  • Post-surgery, it is important that you avoid any physical activity
  • Avoid driving and participation in any sports or intense physical activity
  • Do not lift heavy equipment
  • You can shower after two days of your surgery
  • Some may experience abdominal swelling due to distension of the intestine, but this usually gets rectified in time
  • Walking is a good exercise that you must practice after the surgery

Remember, external healing is much faster when compared to internal healing, which will take one or two months.

When to See a Doctor?

You must immediately see a doctor at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur if you notice any side effects or;

  • Blood clots
  • Severe Swelling
  • Drainage from the incision site
  • Severe pain or bleeding

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Although this surgery is minimally invasive and ensures quick healing, it is still major surgery. Therefore, it is important to make sure you follow all the rules and instructions from the doctor.

Can a person get pregnant after laparoscopic surgery?

It’s better to avoid pregnancy immediately after the surgery. Talk to your doctor for more information.

What happens if the gas is not passed after surgery?

This can happen due to the blockage of food material or because of a lack of movement in the intestine. This further can lead to intestinal obstruction. Therefore, talk to your doctor for more information.

Is normal delivery possible after laparoscopic surgery?

A large majority of women have experienced a normal delivery after the surgery.

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