Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) has been introduced as an alternative to the multiport laparoscopic procedures. This new approach is conducted with a single incision through the belly button and is considered to be safer and less invasive. After the incision, the major portion of stomach is removed to re-route your digestive process and help you feel sated with less quantity of food.
How It Works
This procedure minimizes the surgical trauma of patients as it is conducted with a single incision in the body. A flexible tip laparoscope is used for the visualization and the excised portion of stomach is removed through the umbilical incision. Single incision (SILS) has the added benefits of little to no scars, reduced post-operative pain and quicker recovery. The complication rate is lower in single incision (SILS) as it is less invasive.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve is a harmless and feasible approach for weight loss. It helps the patient reduce about 60% to 70% of the excess weight. This has been achieved without decreasing the quality of surgery or the results.