Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
The most common minimally invasive procedure we use is laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures, including gallbladder and appendix removals. This innovative technique allows us to operate through a few small incisions instead of one large incision and insert a tiny camera to help guide us as we operate.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Comes with a Single Incision
Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques have given way to single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). Rather than the traditional four to five small incisions, a single small incision can be used at the entry point ― with all surgical instruments being placed through this small incision. SILS provides the benefits of fewer scars, less pain and a shorter recovery period. Because it is recognized as being a more complicated procedure, not all surgeons are trained in the use of SILS.
Drs. Mosier, Cobos and Chambers use the SILS procedure for gallbladder and appendix removals. Additional applications for this highly precise technique can include anti-reflux intervention and spleen, kidney and colorectal surgeries. Our surgeons stay at the forefront of new surgical procedures as part of our commitment to safe, quality patient care.