Single: Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) for small bowel, colon and rectal surgeries: SILS is a rapidly evolving technique that has been successfully used by surgeons to operate on Patients needing appendix surgery, select cases of Gall bladder surgery and now with highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons this procedure is also being performed for colon and rectal diseases.
Patients may not be eligible if they have had multiple major abdominal surgeries or if there is severe inflammation as both these conditions limit visibility and movement inside the abdomen.
Key benefits of Single Incision Surgery
In comparison with traditional laparoscopy, the most significant advantage of SILS is the single incision/cut, which significantly reduces pain and expedites their recovery. SILS is also cosmetically more effective than conventional laparoscopic surgery because it is virtually scar less.
Since the instruments are usually inserted through the belly button, the resulting scar is concealed by the navel. Patients who experienced SILS are also happier in terms of cosmetic results, shorter hospital stay and pain perception.