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What is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)?

Simply put, it’s surgery done through one small incision. Traditional open surgery required large incisions, which can be invasive and may increase surgical risk. Surgical techniques have advanced to laparoscopic surgery, in which surgeons make several small incisions, often less than an inch each, to allow placement of small instruments to enter the abdomen to operate. Now in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), we can perform surgery through just one small incision, often at the belly button. This eliminates the multiple small incisions spread out throughout the abdominal wall that are made in traditional laparoscopic surgery. Often, the incision is so small and easily hidden that you may not even notice it once healed.*

The Benefits of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery*

  • Quicker Recovery Time and Reduced Postoperative Pain 1
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Smaller scars for better cosmetic results

The TLC Difference

We are committed to providing our patients with the safest and most minimally invasive surgical options possible. Our experienced surgeons utilize SILS to perform general surgery as well as weight loss surgeries such as gastric banding and gastric sleeve. We believe in putting the patient first in order to achieve successful outcomes and help Houston live healthier.

Contact Us

The team at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants is here to answer any questions about SILS, laparoscopic surgery, or weight loss options. Contact us for a free insurance check or call us at (713) 354-9976.

*Individual Results May Vary
1 World J Methodol. 2015 Dec 26; 5(4): 238–254. Published online 2015 Dec 26. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v5.i4.238

The TLC Surgery Doctors have either authored or reviewed and approved this content.


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