Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is a modern surgical technique that has been developed to minimize scarring and improve patient outcomes. SILS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon makes a single small incision in the patient’s abdomen, through which a specialized laparoscope and surgical instruments are inserted.

Traditional laparoscopic surgery involves making multiple small incisions to insert the laparoscope and surgical instruments, but with SILS, the surgeon can perform the entire procedure through a single small incision. This can lead to less pain, reduced scarring, and a faster recovery time for the patient.

The SILS procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including appendicitis, gallbladder disease, hernias, and ovarian cysts. The surgical instruments used in SILS are specially designed to be inserted through a single incision and manipulated by the surgeon to perform the necessary procedures.

Advantages of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

There are several advantages of SILS over traditional laparoscopic surgery, including:

  1. Reduced scarring: With SILS, only a single small incision is made, typically less than an inch in length. This can result in less visible scarring and improved cosmetic outcomes.
  2. Less pain: SILS typically causes less pain than traditional laparoscopic surgery, as there are fewer incisions and less tissue disruption.
  3. Faster recovery: Patients who undergo SILS typically experience a faster recovery time than those who undergo traditional laparoscopic surgery. They may be able to return to normal activities more quickly and experience less downtime.
  4. Reduced risk of infection: With SILS, there is only one incision site, which reduces the risk of infection compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, which involves multiple incisions.
  5. Improved patient satisfaction: Patients who undergo SILS typically report higher levels of satisfaction with their surgical outcomes and overall experience.


Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is a promising surgical technique that has many advantages over traditional laparoscopic surgery. While there are some limitations to the procedure, SILS offers reduced scarring, less pain, faster recovery, reduced risk of infection, and improved patient satisfaction. As with any surgical procedure, patients should discuss their options with their surgeon to determine if SILS is the right choice for their individual needs.


Dr Anil Agarwal

MBBS, MS, DNB (Urology)

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