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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

 Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is an innovative approach to minimally invasive surgery that utilizes a single access point, typically the umbilicus. It replaces multiple surgical ports with a single port placed through skin of the belly button, giving the patient a superior aesthetic result with the potential for no visible scar.

SILS gallbladder surgery typically lasts less than 1 hour. Cosmetic results are superior with the potential for no visible scar. Post-operative pain is similar or slightly reduced compared to traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most patients are discharged home on the day of surgery and return to work or school within 1 to 2 weeks. Complications are uncommon but occur at the same frequency as with other surgical methods.

Dr. Kaplan performed one of the first SILS gallbladder surgeries in the Mid Ohio Valley in 2009.
He has currently performed over 300 SILS Procedures.
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