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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Florida Medical Center has launched a new surgical program, Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). SILS is an advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and allows the physician to perform surgical procedures through a single skin incision located in the patient’s umbilicus, or bellybutton.

Previously, patients had two surgical options: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery with multiple incisions. Unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery, single-incision laparoscopic surgery requires only a small incision (approximately one inch) in the bellybutton.

This enhanced technology is designed to offer patients less pain and quicker recovery. Patients also enjoy the aesthetic benefit of fewer visible post-operative scars.

Procedures performed with Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery can include:

  • Hysterectomy: surgery to remove the uterus
  • Cholecystectomy: surgery to remove the gall bladder
  • Lysis of adhesions: surgery to remove scar tissue within the body. This is done to restore normal function and reduce pain.
  • Hernia 

Benefits of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery may include:

  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery
  • Faster return to normal daily activities

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