The Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM) Technique
Instead of the multiple incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, the SILSTM technique is accomplished through the belly button using only one incision. Not only does this technique potentially reduce scar visibility, it may also eliminate the wound pain associated with multiple points of entry required by standard laparoscopic surgery. Additionally, recovery time may be shortened compared to traditional open surgery.
To learn more about the SILSTM procedure, watch the short video below featuring Frank Sontag from KLOS radio and Dr. Sam Carvajal, one of the world leaders in SILSTM.