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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), or laparoscopy, is a type of surgery where the surgeon uses a small fiber optic camera and miniature sized instruments to perform a surgery.  Laparoscopy has many advantages over traditional open surgery including smaller scars, less pain, less bleeding and quicker recovery.  

In general, laparoscopic surgery requires two to four ½ inch abdominal incisions.  Although these heal quite quickly, surgeons have developed a more recent technique where the entire surgery can be completed through a single incision that hides in umbilicus (the belly button).  This is called Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery or SILS.  When the scar heals, it appears as if the surgery was scar-less.  
 
SILS surgery can be technically challenging and is usually performed by surgeons that are already experienced in laparoscopy.  
 
To determine whether you are a candidate for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
you should discuss your surgical options with anyone on the Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology medical team.