In single incision laparoscopic surgery, the bariatric surgeon only creates one abdominal incision to insert the laparoscopic instruments and remove the unwanted stomach tissue. The procedure generally lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. This minimally invasive surgery only leaves one scar near the belly button that becomes nearly unnoticeable after a period of six months to one year. The price of a single incision laparoscopic surgical procedure starts at $5499.
The laparoscopic instruments are introduced into the abdomen through the small incision in the belly button.
Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) follows the same steps as the traditional gastric sleeve procedure, without the need for multiple abdominal incisions.
There is a lower risk of dumping syndrome. Your stomach is completely functional, it means you'll be able to eat normal foods, be careful to consume smaller portions.