Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
If you need an abdominal procedure, you may be a candidate for single incision laparoscopic surgery – or SILS – at Tidelands Health. We were the first in our region to use this innovative technique, which minimizes your pain, scarring and recovery time.
How SILS Benefits You
Your surgeon creates one small opening in your navel and then inserts tiny surgical instruments to perform your procedure. Afterward, you’ll barely notice a scar. Because the minimally invasive technique requires just a single incision, you face a lower risk of infection – and you’ll heal faster.
Procedures that can be completed using the SILS technique include:
- Appendectomy – Removal of an inflamed appendix
- Cholecystectomy – Elimination of your gallbladder to prevent indigestion, nausea and other symptoms
- Hiatal hernia or inguinal hernia repair – Relief from bulges in your stomach or groin area