Over the past few years, conventional laparoscopic surgery has replaced open surgery in the treatment of several surgical diseases. In traditional laparoscopic surgery, 4 holes are created at different sites for the surgery to be performed. Single incision laparoscopic surgery is the latest and most advanced form of laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon makes only one hole of around 1.5 cm – 2 cm just below the umbilicus or through the umbilicus or the belly button. The complete surgery is performed through this small hole and the best part is that this hole is completely invisible..
Advantages of single incision laparoscopic surgery
- Less Pain
- No visible scar
- Faster recovery
- Less invasive
As there is only one incision the patient experiences much less pain as compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery and recovers faster.
The healed incision leaves practically no scar, thus making SILS cosmetically a superior option. All patients enjoy these benefits, but SILS is of particularly great cosmetic value to ladies (as most would prefer to have as few scars as possible).
Single port surgery is associated with faster recovery and it is helpful to busy corporate executives who wish to recover rapidly from surgery so as to get back to work. Moreover, faster recovery and faster wound healing ensures less intake of medicines.
As the surgery is carried out through a single hole only, the surgery is less invasive as compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery where much more holes are created to perform the surgery