Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in India

Best SILS In India

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in India

Dr. Hemant Jain is a Senior Consultant Laparoscopic surgeon (Gastro surgeon) practicing in Mumbai with a special focus on Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries (SILS), Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries, and GI Cancer Surgeries.

Visiting Consultant in Mulund

Clinic Address

Navkaar Hospitals

Mulund, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, next to Varanda banquets, Bhandup, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078


Who can opt for the SILS? Who can benefit from SILS?

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal surgery), Laparoscopic appendicectomy (appendix removal surgery), Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery, are amongst the most commonly performed laparoscopic surgeries in day to day surgical practice of laparoscopic surgeons. These surgeries can safely be done with Single incision surgery approach.
Patients who need anti acid reflux surgery (Laparoscopic fundoplication) also benefit from Single incision surgery approach.

The effects of Open and Laparoscopic Surgery vary on the Body

Open surgery and laparoscopic surgery are primarily distinguished by the length of the incision. The abdomen is often accessed during open surgery through a long incision.

On the other hand, laparoscopic surgery is thought to be minimally invasive because it only requires a few incisions that are each 5 to 10 mm in diameter.This procedure is carried out by the doctor using a special tool (laparoscope) tool that allows for very small surgical incisions. Laparoscopy employs more sophisticated techniques than open surgery does. Since laparoscopy is less invasive than open surgery, many patients opt for it.
Moreover, open surgery necessitates a lengthier period of recuperation for the patient than laparoscopic surgery.Laparoscopic surgery is less stressful, has less blood loss, and necessitates a shorter hospital stay than open surgery.

What are the Advantages of SILS?

The least invasive aspect of SILS is undoubtedly its main advantage. Trans-umbilical abdominal laparoscopic surgeries gastric banding requires a single keyhole incision or cut in the umbilicus, which leaves no outwardly noticeable scarring on the abdominal wall.

Some Advantages of SILS Surgery include:
  • The danger of infection at the wound site is decreased because just one incision is necessary rather than multiple cuts.
  • Patients experienced reduced postoperative discomfort and needed less pain medication,too.
  • SILS facilitates quick healing and quicker mobilisation since, unlike other surgeries. it doesn’t necessitate a lengthy hospital stay.
  • There is minimal scarring, as the scar is buried by the navel. Improved aesthetic outcomes and pain tolerance reduces the possibility of nerve damage and adhesion (intestinal parts getting stuck.)
What are the potential threats encountered by surgeons during SILS?

SILS is a challenging procedure that necessitates special precise medical gear suitable for the wide range of patient types that are encountered. If the surgeon does not have instruments that are long enough, tall patients cannot undergo Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.