Single incision laparoscopic surgery is an advanced minimally invasive surgical technique in which the surgeon operates through a single incision instead of the traditional four or more laparoscopic incisions. The bariatric procedure is performed entirely through the umbilicus (belly button), leaving patients with minimal or no visible scar. Single incision laparoscopic surgery leaves the patient with the potential for less post-operative pain, quicker recovery time and reduced risk of wound site infections.
Bariatric surgical procedures can be performed using this approach, but not all patients are candidates. The determination depends on many factors, including the size of the liver, Body Mass Index (BMI) and previous surgeries. This will all be discussed during a patient’s initial consultation. Results can vary and are not guaranteed even for patients determined to be candidates before the surgery.
Single-incision laparoscopic surgical procedures require an experienced surgeon who is highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. T. Ryan Heider is a leading expert nationwide in the single-incision laparoscopic surgical procedure. He performed one of North Carolina’s first SILS bariatric procedures. He is a national spokesperson and proctor for Ethicon Endosurgical and has travelled the country instructing and training surgeons in the advanced laparoscopic technique of single incision laparoscopic surgery.
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