SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery)

In SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) surgery in aesthetics Antalya, highly qualified surgeons use a single entry point, usually for operations such as an abdominal button.

SILS in Turkey

SILS technique is a new surgical method that offers an advantage over conventional laparoscopy or laparoscopic surgery. Pain is minimal after surgery and it is an operation that does not leave any scars. In addition, the SILS method from single incision, which is used for the sleeve stomach and gastric bypass, also reduces the postoperative stress of patients, as it achieves better aesthetic results.

In the stomach surgeries performed in the past, large incisions were inevitable in stomach reduction surgeries, often performed for weight loss purposes. In recent years, however, the minimally invasive techniques used by surgeons have been able to minimize these incisions and significantly improve aesthetic results. In this article, we show the advances in minimally invasive surgery, the shorter recovery times of our patients after stomach surgery, less discomfort and how they benefit from their body without having scars. Today, the SILS method replaces the need for open surgery in many procedures through a single incision.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery for patients

Minimally invasive surgery consists mainly of several smaller incisions. Instead of a large opening that can traumatize the patient’s skin and muscles, minimally invasive procedures use only a few small incisions to perform procedures in the body. Laparoscopic surgery after a single incision (SILS) goes one step further: instead of a few small incisions in the stomach, this new procedure requires only one incision. This provides patients with a number of additional benefits.

This new form of surgery, also known as single-port surgery, single-port laparoscopy (SPL), single-port access surgery (SAP), or single-port surgery without scars (OPUS), has made progress in the manufacture of surgical instruments. Small devices can be optimally adapted to the internal structures of the body. These improvements make it easier for surgeons to insert instruments into the body with a single small incision of 10-15 mm in length using the SILS procedure.

SILS: Advantages

The main advantage of the SILS technique over conventional laparoscopy is that it is inserted through a single incision. This significantly reduces pain during recovery. It also reduces the risk of inflammation for the patient and accelerates healing. The SILS procedure is aesthetically more effective than conventional laparoscopy because no visible scars remain. Don’t you imagine a thin belly without scars? Exactly this result is possible with the SILS method with only one incision! In order to reduce the size of the stomach, the operations via the navel are usually carried out in our specialist clinic according to the SILS method. The instruments are placed in the navel and the postoperative wound is covered with the navel and therefore invisible.

Is the SILS method a reliable and proven method?

Although SILS surgery is a new surgical method, thousands of operations have been performed worldwide. Clinical studies on the SILIS method have shown that patients are more satisfied with both the sensation of pain and the aesthetic results achieved. Another clinical study in 100 patients with stomach surgery found that SILS method can better relieve postoperative pain.

Are there any risks?

In contrast, SILS is an application that reduces risks. SILS also reduces the risk of severe nerve damage. More common complications are with the open surgeries or standard laparoscopies. SILS is a popular and successful technique used by experienced surgeons to reduce the stomach through gastric bypass or sleeve stomach.

Can a single-port operation be performed multiple times?

SILS offers a greater benefit for patients who want to lose weight. In order for the patient to have a better abdomen and a better figure, the surgeon must make a slightly longer incision in conventional laparoscopy operations. This single incision reduces the risk of volvulus when parts of the organs are knotted together.

Ist für jeden Patienten eine minimal-invasive Operation möglich?

Weder SILS noch andere minimal-invasive Techniken können durchgeführt werden, wenn sich die Organe zu nahe an einem großen Blutgefäß befinden oder eine starke Entzündung im Körper aufweisen. In diesem Fall ist eine offene Operation erforderlich.

Is the SILS method always preferred?

Although SILS method offers numerous advantages, it is not always recommended. Especially in obese patients, single-port surgery cannot be performed because the instruments are not long enough to perform the procedure safely. Laparoscopic surgery with an incision (SILS) for stomach reduction may not always be appropriate. SILS is not a suitable surgical method when two body structures need to be sutured together or it is difficult to reach the internal organs.

Is minimally invasive surgery possible for every patient?

Neither SILS nor other minimally invasive techniques can be performed if the organs are too close to a large blood vessel or have severe inflammation in the body. In this case, open surgery is required.

Do doctors in Turkey have SILS experience?

Internationally, it may take some time to replace conventional laparoscopic surgery as a common practice because the learning curve is relatively long. Our surgeons in Turkey know the process of many successful operations. They also know the tricks needed to avoid complications. On the other hand, doctors in Europe still prefer classic surgical procedures. But this one has drawbacks such as scars, pain, and long recovery time.