SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery)

SILS is one of the latest advancement in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and allows the physician to perform surgical procedures through a single skin incision located in the patient’s umbilicus, or bellybutton.

Previously, patients had two surgical options: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery with multiple incisions. Unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery, single-incision laparoscopic surgery requires only a small incision (approximately one-half inch) in the bellybutton. As a result, the patient may experiences less pain and a quicker recovery. Patients also enjoy the aesthetic benefit of fewer visible post-operative scars.

Procedures performed with Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery can include:

  • Colon Resection: surgery to remove part of the large intestine  
  • Cholecystectomy: surgery to remove the gall bladder
  • Hysterectomy: surgery to remove the uterus

 Benefits of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is designed to include:

  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery
  • Faster return to normal daily activities