Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Laparoscopic Surgery

A laparoscopic surgery uses small incisions to perform a surgical procedure and it has revolutionized the way surgery is done worldwide. It has revolutionized surgery with its multiple benefits. This method involves placing many instruments through a single incision or access and provides the surgeon an opportunity to view the surgical site from various angles improving visualization. This surgery is done in the abdomen predominantly, hernia surgeries, urological surgeries, cholecystectomy to name a few.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Single incision laparoscopic surgery is the most advanced form of laparoscopic surgery. Rather than using the traditional methods, where four to five incisions were made, this procedure uses a single entry point, providing shorter recovery periods, fewer scars and less pain, SILS is amongst the latest laparoscopic techniques. In traditional procedures, it would take multiple incisions to do the same. SILS is used for various purposes such as gallbladder stone removal, gallstone treatment and gallbladder surgery.

Along with all the other advantages, SILS is covered under health care insurance. The patient's recovery time is much faster and the period of stay in hospital is short. Columbia Asia Hospital provides contemporary facilities for SILS in India. With branches across India, you can avail the best services by simply contacting us at our helpdesk service.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) Procedure

During the procedure, the surgeon takes several precautions. A SILS port is inserted into the belly button incision. The port is a soft and flexible instrument equipped with features to carry out the surgical procedure. The incision techniques allow the surgeon to carry out laparoscopy from various angles. This improves visualization and makes the procedure very efficient. The single biggest advantage that SILS has over traditional laparoscopic surgery is reduced scarring. Traditional laparoscopy can leave visible scars, though reduced as compared to open surgery. SILS offer reduced pain and faster recovery as compared to normal laparoscopic surgery.

The major benefits of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) as compared to traditional laparoscopy are as follows:

SILS provide cosmetic benefits

  • With the single incision technique, you have the assurance of no visible scars. Further large scars carry the risk of incisional hernia, which can be avoided with SILS.
  • There are several health benefits to the new-age single incision technique. Fewer incisions mean lower possibility of developing infections and future adhesions, which may necessitate other surgeries
  • Open surgery takes a longer time to heal as well. The SILS procedure ensures rapid recovery time comparatively.

Columbia Asia Hospital provides the best facilities for single incision laparoscopic surgery in India. You can contact at us at our helpdesk to book an appointment with surgeons for laparoscopic surgery.

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