Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery procedure that can be used for adjustable gastric banding. In contrast to the five to six small incisions that are commonly made in adjustable gastric banding surgery, laparoscopic surgery allows for a single, small incision. This can result in decreased scarring and faster healing.
However, Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is not suitable for every patient. Excess weight, severe adhesions, significant infection or scar tissue from prior surgeries play a role in the decision to either prohibit patients from undergoing the procedure or require a secondary, small puncture or incision if they go through with the surgery.