At Valley Surgical, our goal is to offer our patients the latest in minimally-invasive surgical options, including single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS™) in Southeast Texas for several common procedures. SILS represents a significant advancement in surgery over traditional “open” procedures and even earlier forms of laparoscopy. This approach has been used since the late 1990s, and has steadily moved to the forefront in recent years and expanded to include numerous procedures. At Valley Surgical, we use the SILS approach for Southeast Texas weight loss surgery and other procedures including:
- Cholecystectomy (Gall Bladder Removal)
- Colon Resection
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
- LAP-BAND® surgery
About the SILS Approach
The SILS approach – sometimes called bellybutton surgery – was developed to make surgery less invasive. Instead of an incision that may be several inches long with traditional surgery, or several half-inch incisions used with standard laparoscopic surgery, SILS surgery uses only one small incision, usually in the navel. State-of-the-art technology allows our SILS surgeons to operate through one discreet incision less than an inch in length.
Potential benefits of a SILS procedure may include:
- Shorter recovery and downtime
- Small, hidden scars
- Less post-surgical discomfort
To perform SILS procedures, a surgeon must have highly specialized training and equipment. At Valley Surgical, we have extensive experience and education with these SILS procedures, and an excellent record of patient safety and satisfaction.
If you would like to learn more about single incision laparoscopic surgery in Southeast Texas, click here to request a consultation with one of our surgeons. Or you can call Valley Surgical at (956) 630-4161 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.