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Reasons to have Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS):

Reasons to have Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS):

What is SILS?

To put it in simple words it is an advanced surgical technique that allows surgeons to operate through a single incision, hence avoiding four or more laparoscopic incisions. And the added advantage remains to be that the incision is near the belly button and the chances of hiding the scar inside the belly button is even possible leading to a scar free procedure.

Laparoscopic procedures are a preferred choice of care for many pelvic and abdominal surgeries. The laparoscopic approach to various malignant and benign conditions results in decreased morbidity.

It’s all about a single incision:

Would you prefer having 4,5,6 incisions in your abdomen that could remain a scar for life or a single incision next to your belly button that could be hidden resulting in a scar free procedure?

Did you know that a traditional gallbladder surgery requires a big 6-inch incision, while a standard laparoscopic surgery would require 4 incisions. However, with the latest technologies in the field of minimally invasive surgeries (SILS), all that is required is a single incision near the belly button.

In SILS the surgeon makes just one incision of around 20 mm, below the navel. This creates a port through which he inserts the telescope as well as the laparoscopic instruments. Now this facilitates the surgeon to carry out the procedure identical to a traditional laparoscopic procedure.

Who are the candidates for SILS?

 Patients needing appendix surgery, gallbladder surgery and Bariatric surgery can opt for SILS after consultation with the surgeon.

However, patients with certain conditions may not be eligible for SILS, such as

Those who have undergone multiple major abdominal surgeries or

Intestinal obstruction or presenting as an emergency,

Benefits of Single Incision Surgery

When compared to the traditional procedures SILS is a single cut procedure which significantly reduces pain and expedites the recovery process.

Also, that SILS results in an invisible scar 4 weeks after surgery.

 Patients who undergo SILS procedures are happy in terms of cosmetic results, shorter hospital stay and reduced pain.

Dr.Srikanth Gadiyaram is a pioneer in SILS in south India.

With vast experience, has described several innovative techniques in SILS and has many related international publications.

Presenting a comparison chart for better understanding.

ParticularsLaparoscopic SurgerySingle incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Incision Size3-4 incisionSingle incision
Blood LossLessMinimal
Scar MarksVisible Permanent marksLess marks that gets concealed at the belly button
Recovery Time1-2 days1 day

SILS procedures, though they are designed to give comfort and easy recovery for the patient, it is a procedure that must be performed by experienced surgeons.

 At Sahasra Hospital our doctors will evaluate and help you choose the right procedure for your ailment. Our surgeons come with an experience of more than two decades and are supported by world class technologies that facilitate ease of treatment and recovery for the patient.

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