If your weight issues are negatively affecting your quality of life or if you are seeking better overall health, single incision gastric sleeve surgery is the right procedure for you.

Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is the most advanced technique of all the minimally invasive procedures in bariatric surgery. Its most evident advantage is in the cosmetic aspect since a virtually scarless incision is hidden within the umbilicus.

What Is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)?

In a traditional laparoscopic procedure, the bariatric surgeon makes four to six abdominal incisions to insert laparoscopic instruments into the abdomen. The surgeon reduces the stomach by about 80% by removing unwanted stomach tissue. The abdominal incisions are then stapled up after making sure that there are no leaks.

In single incision laparoscopic surgery, the bariatric surgeon only creates one abdominal incision to insert the laparoscopic instruments and remove the unwanted stomach tissue. The procedure generally lasts between 60 t0 90 minutes. This minimally invasive surgery only leaves one scar near the belly button that becomes nearly unnoticeable after a period of six months to one year. The price of a single incision laparoscopic surgical procedure is $5499.

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The Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) Process

  • A single abdominal incision is made to place the SILS port.

    The laparoscopic instruments are introduced into the abdomen through the small incision in the belly button.

  • A single incision gastric sleeve procedure is performed.

    Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) follows the same steps as the traditional gastric sleeve procedure, without the need for multiple abdominal incisions.

  • The single abdominal incision is closed.

    After removing 80% of the stomach, the bariatric surgeon closes the abdominal incision. The incision is barely noticeable as it is hidden within the belly button and disappears after several weeks following the single incision gastric sleeve procedure.

Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is the greatest most advanced technique of all the minimal invasive procedures of bariatric surgery. The most evident advantage is in cosmetics, since a virtually scar-less incision is hidden within the umbilicus.