Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) involves making one single incision instead of multiple incisions or large incisions. A single-incision laparoscopic procedure has undeniable benefits: a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, less pain and scarring, and decreased risk of complications.
At Atlanta Bariatrics, our team of bariatric physicians are experts in laparoscopic SILS, and our surgery center offers the most advanced technology available to provide you with the best care possible.
If you’re ready to feel happier and healthier with the top bariatric doctors Atlanta has to offer, schedule your first consultation with us today. We can’t wait to help you take the first step!
Single-incision laparoscopy is a unique surgical technique that allows for bariatric surgery to be conducted with just one incision through the belly button. At Atlanta Bariatrics, our bariatric surgeons specialize in minimally invasive SILS procedures.
Here’s how SILS works at Atlanta Bariatrics:
The incision utilized in laparoscopic surgery is generally 5-12 mm in size,1/2″, and just at or above the belly-button. All instruments are inserted through this single incision resulting in minimal scarring. After the procedure, the incision is stitched closed and bandages are placed over them. A small incision may not require stitches, just small strips of sterile tape. Most people won’t even know you had surgery!
Surgery alone is not a solution to losing weight. To maintain your results and avoid complications from the procedure, you will need to follow the recommended exercise and eating guidelines provided by your doctor and dietitian. At Atlanta Bariatrics, our team includes registered dietitians who are dedicated to providing individual counseling and helping each patient develop a nutrition plan that works for them.
Patients generally go home the same day of surgery and begin their normal activities within 1 or 2
days. Most people take 1 week off work to fully recuperate. Patients stay on liquids or mashed food for 2 or 3 weeks after surgery and slowly add soft food, then regular food to their diet. Six weeks after surgery, most patients can eat regular food.
For the duration of this process, our registered dietitians will be by your side to provide guidance and support. They will help you develop individualized meal plans and answer any questions you may have about nutrition after surgery. Our team is here to help you succeed!
At Atlanta Bariatrics, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your journey toward meeting your weight loss goals. Request your initial consultation today. Our office staff will work with you to make sure you get the care and support that you need.