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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
|Replacing the traditional five incisions used for laparoscopic surgery with
single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) reduces future scarring and
With SILS, surgeons make one single 8-centimeter incision instead of several
though the abdominal wall; the surgeon operates through a single entry point,
often a crease of skin or in the area of the umbilicus (belly button).
The SILS approach allows patients to have a better cosmetic result with minimal
discomfort after surgery. Fewer incisions can mean a faster recovery, less risk
for infection or later hernia, less risk for bleeding, and less pain.
Further information will be provided by calling the office.