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In the past, gastric surgeries often required extensive incisions to perform weight reduction procedures. However, thanks to modern minimally invasive techniques, surgeons now have the opportunity to significantly improve the cosmetic outcome and avoid longer incisions.”
At Get Slim Turkey, we rely on these advanced techniques, which allow patients to benefit from shorter healing processes, less postoperative discomfort, and virtually scarless procedures. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) can, in many cases, eliminate the need for open surgeries.
Although laparoscopic single incision surgery is a relatively new method, thousands of such procedures have already been performed worldwide. Clinical studies, particularly focusing on the SILS technique, demonstrate that patients exhibit high satisfaction, particularly in terms of cosmetic results and pain perception. A specific study examining 100 patients after gastric surgery using the SILS method also found that this technique effectively helps significantly reduce postoperative pain.
Thanks to innovative advances in the manufacturing of surgical instruments, a new form of surgery emerged: Single Port Surgery. This method, also known as Single Port Laparoscopy (SPL), Single Port Access Surgery (SAP), or One Port Umbilical Surgery (OPUS), utilizes specialized tools tailored to the internal structures of the body.
Traditionally, minimally invasive surgery required several small incisions. This technique, characterized by multiple incisions, reduces the risk of trauma to the skin and muscles compared to a large incision. However, the SILS technique takes it a step further: it requires only a single 10–15 mm incision.
The SILS procedure not only signifies a smaller incision into the body but also offers patients many additional advantages, such as quicker healing and fewer postoperative discomforts.
The main advantage of SILS over conventional laparoscopic surgery is the single incision, which significantly reduces pain during recovery. At the same time, it minimizes the infection risk for the patient and speeds up recovery. Since the SILS technique leaves no visible scars for others to see, the procedure is also more cosmetically effective than traditional laparoscopic surgery.
Do you dream of having a slim belly with no scars to indicate surgery? With the SILS procedure, this exact result is possible! Gastric reduction using the SILS method is typically performed through the navel in our specialized clinic. The instruments are introduced through the navel, and any resulting scar is covered by the navel, making it invisible.
The risks are lower compared to other surgeries. SILS reduces the risk of severe nerve injury, which is a common complication in standard laparoscopy and open surgery. Laparoscopic single incision surgery is an innovative, rapidly evolving technique successfully utilized by experienced surgeons to reduce stomach contents through gastric bypass and pouch creation.
Despite its many advantages, SILS is not always recommended. A single-port operation may not be feasible for extremely obese patients as the instruments may not be long enough to safely perform the procedure.
Laparoscopic single incision surgery is also not suitable for all types of gastric reduction. For instance, when two structures in the body need to be connected or internal organs are challenging to access, SILS is not a suitable surgical method. In such cases, other types of minimally invasive surgery are employed, including sleeve gastrectomy, where surgeons use multiple approaches to perform the operation.
Although Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is still a relatively young surgical procedure, thousands of surgeries have been performed worldwide. Clinical studies focusing on the SILS method have shown that patients were more satisfied with the cosmetic results and pain perception. Another clinical study involving 100 patients undergoing gastric surgery demonstrated that SILS is better at relieving postoperative pain.
On the contrary, SILS minimizes the risk of nerve injury. This is a common complication in standard laparoscopy and open surgery. The SILS method represents a modern technique successfully employed by experienced surgeons in Turkey to reduce stomach content through gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.
SILS offers another significant advantage to patients when additional weight loss surgeries are necessary. To get a better view of the patient’s stomach, the surgeon only needs to make a slightly longer incision than in a traditional keyhole surgery. This single incision reduces the risk of internal adhesions, where parts of the organs stick together.
Despite its many advantages, SILS is not recommended in all cases. It is not suitable for severely obese patients as the instruments are not long enough to safely perform the minimally invasive surgery. SILS is also not suitable for all types of stomach reduction procedures. For example, if two structures in the body need to be connected or the internal organs are difficult to access, SILS is not a suitable surgical method. In such cases, other types of minimally invasive surgery are used, such as scarless sleeve gastrectomy, where surgeons use multiple approaches to perform the operation.
In cases where the organs are too close to a major blood vessel or there is severe inflammation in the body, neither SILS nor other minimally invasive techniques can be performed. In these cases, open surgery is still necessary.