Single-incision laparoscopic surgery, commonly termed SILS, is a developing medical field that allows surgeons to operate only through one incision or entry point. Under SILS, the surgeon does not need to make four or more laparoscopic incisions. It is a minimally invasive procedure that offers impressive cosmetic results.
Improvements in SILS techniques are allowing patients to experience less discomfort, shorter recovery time, and fewer surgical scars in the body; and in many clinical scenarios, this technique is replacing the need for open surgery.
Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery Vs. Conventional Laparoscopic
SILS is a rapidly evolving surgical technique. Surgeons use it to operate on the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, and treatment of liver cancer. Compared to traditional laparoscopy, single-incision laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers the risk of infection, expedites patient recovery time and in many medical cases, tends to be cosmetically more effective than traditional laparoscopic surgery. SILS also lowers the risk of suffering a major nerve injury.
Limitations Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Despite its advantages over conventional laparoscopy, there are certain limitations of Single-incision laparoscopic surgery, like:
- Patients who are tall, cannot undergo single-incision laparoscopic surgery because SILS surgical instruments that are not long enough to operate on the human body where organs are located at a distance.
- SILS instruments’ shape may not be ideal when surgery involves stitching two structures or organs inside the body.
- When severe inflammation or a tumor is too close to a major blood vessel then Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is not safe, patients need to undergo open surgery.
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