Surgery has progressed from huge incisions in open surgery to multiple tiny incisions in laparoscopy and now to a single small cut in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) or scarless surgery.
Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery or SILS is an advanced modification of laparoscopic surgery. Instead of making traditional four to five small incisions, a single small cut is made during SILS through which the surgeon then carries out surgery identical to a traditional laparoscopic one. The laparoscope and all other surgical instruments are inserted through this single incision. In conventional laparoscopic surgery, usually, several small incisions of 0.5 to 1 cm are made while in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, only single incision of about 1.5 to 2 cm is made.
In SILS, the incision is typically placed at the patient’s umbilicus and so the scar is hidden and is closed with absorbable subcuticular sutures. This surgery is often known as “SCARLESS” surgery, as when the wound heals, it is almost invisible because it is hidden within the belly button. The healed incision leaves practically no scar, thus making SILS cosmetically a superior option.
Operations which can be performed with SILS
Currently, the following operations can be performed by SILS
- SILS cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) for gallbladder stones
- SILS appendectomy (removal of appendix) for acute and recurrent appendicitis
- SILS Ovarian Cystectomy for ovarian cysts
- SILS for ectopic pregnancy
- ONE SMALL INCISION, HIDDEN INSIDE THE BELLY BUTTON.
Advantages of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery-
Laparoscopic surgery has generally replaced the need for traditional open surgeries in the abdominal or pelvic cavities. SILS is the most recent technology. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery has several advantages –
- Better Cosmetic results
- Single incision – Typically, this surgery requires only single incision.
- Less postoperative pain – You will experience less pain after the surgery.
- Health and cosmetic benefits –As single incision is made during this operation, there is less possibility of infection and there will be less scarring. It gives better cosmetic results.
- Faster recovery time –You can return to your daily work earlier.
With state of art technology and with Best Gallbladder Surgeon Dr. Raman Singla, Radiance Hospital is amongst the best gallbladder stones surgery hospital in North India.
COMPLICATIONS THAT CAN ARISE DUE TO UNTREATED GALL STONES
Acute Cholecystitis: Infection of gall bladder causing severe pain in right upper abdomen persisting for many hours.
Rupture of Gall Bladder: Sometimes the gall bladder wall can rupture due to severe infection and pus formation especially in diabetics.
Jaundice: When the gall stones slip into the bile ducts, it can lead to jaundice.
Pancreatitis: When the stones from gall bladder slip into the pancreatic duct, it can lead to a life-threatening condition called pancreatitis.
Cancer of Gall Bladder: When the gall bladder stones are present for a long time , it can even lead to gall bladder cancer.
BEST TREATMENT OF GALL BLADDER STONES at Radiance Hospital Mohali: SINGLE INCISION LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY
Dr. Raman is a pioneer in the field of Surgery in gynaecologic cancers & advanced laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. Raman Singla is one of the most eminent experts in Surgical Oncology & advanced laparoscopic surgeries with extensive experience of 20 years in open Laparoscopic surgeries. He is able to offer surgical procedures with shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time for gynaecological cancer patients