Would you rather have 3,4,5 incisions or just 1?
Do you know that a traditional open gallbladder surgery requires
a big 6-inch
incision and a Standard laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,
though less invasive, still requires four incisions!
An exciting new modality &
amongst the latest techniques in the field of Minimally invasive surgeries is Single Incision laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
which replaces the 3 or more incisions with a single incision near the belly
How is it
Laparoscope & surgical instruments are inserted into the
abdominal cavity, through a single minute
incision in the abdomen. The incision is usually made near
the patient’s umbilicus (navel), where it is easily hidden, resulting in a
virtually scar less surgery.
is a candidate for SILS?
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 even those opting for Bariatric surgery via sleeve gastrectomy.
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
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.
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.
|Laparoscopic Surgery ||Single Incision Lap. Surgery |
| Incision/Cut Size ||Large incision (8–10 cm) ||3-4 punctures of 5-10 mm ||Single incision of approximately 1 cm |
| Recovery Time ||1 -2 weeks ||
1 – 2 days
|Blood Loss/Blood vessel injury ||
||Present, may be ugly || Scar less; excellent cosmesis |
|Hernia and Infection ||
||Severe and Common || Moderate || Minimal |
Dr. Aditya Shriya Consultant – GI, Laparoscopic & HPB Surgery Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur