Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) or Single port access (SPA) surgery, also known as laparoscopic endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS), umbilical surgery (OPUS) or single port incision less conventional equipment-utilizing surgery (SPICES) or natural orifice transumbilical surgery (NOTUS), or Embryonic Natural Orifice transumbilical surgery (E-NOTES) is an advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient’s navel. SPA surgical procedures are like many laparoscopic surgeries in that the patient is under general anaesthesia, insufflated and laparoscopic visualization is utilized.The World Laparoscopy Hospital in NCR Delhi is the first hospital in Haryana and only the third in the India to perform a single-port, natural orifice gallbladder surgery through the navel for gallbladder stone disease. During the procedure, surgeons use a single opening in the umbilicus as they manipulate a camera and two laparoscopic instruments to separate the gallbladder from its attachments in the abdomen. The gallbladder is then removed through that same opening. Only a tiny bandage is required to close the navel, and there are no scars.

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery employs the same tools and techniques as conventional laparoscopic surgery and can be used in both men and women. The only difference is a specially-designed port that accommodates the tools.

World Laparoscopy Hospital surgeons have always been leaders in minimally invasive surgery,” says Dr R K Mishra, Director of the World Laparoscopy Hospital and professor of TGO University. “This procedure signals another step forward for our nationally single incision surgery and elevates our efforts to provide the best surgical care while improving patient recovery.”

Dr. Mishra says that single incision laparoscopic surgery should not only for simple surgery like cholecystectomy but should also be used for surgery like donor nephrectomy and for donor who have already decided to give the gift of life and are willing to go through surgery to help a person in need, the possibility of coming through the surgery without scars is a secondary benefit.

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