Single Inciscion Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) is rapidly becoming a popular laparoscopic weight loss surgery in INDIA. There are not a lot of doctors that can perform this laparoscopic procedure, which is why LOC is pleased to announce that Dr Shashank Shah is one of the few qualified surgeons to perform this procedure!

He has taken his skill to a new level and took his time to meticulously learn and master this new and popular weight loss surgery!
The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) or in other medical terms the Single-Incision Gastrectomy, is performed with only a single laparoscopic incision through the belly button unlike the traditional Gastric Sleeve surgery which uses 4 to 6 small incisions.

The biggest difference between the two is the single incision (SILS) has the added benefits of little to no scars as well as reduced postoperative pain because of the single incision, which allows for a quicker recovery. Because the single incision (SILS) is less invasive than the traditional gastric sleeve and simpler than the gastric bypass (RNY), the complication rates are lower.

LOCs outstanding and skillful doctor, Dr Shashank Shah, performs the Single Incision Sleeve (SILS) by entering the abdomen and gaining access to the stomach through the belly button.  Once the stomach is reached, Dr. Shah gently cuts and reduces about 80% of the stomach.  Since only the stomach is removed, the chances of vitamin deficiencies and “dumping” syndrome are highly unlikely as with the gastric bypass (RNY).

Sometimes, there is a small possibility you could need a second, very small incision for a drain to be put in. If it is needed, the scar in most cases is not even noticeable and often resembles a “scratch” as some patient’s describe it.

The advantage of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery:

  • Less recovery time
  • Single, virtual scarless incision through the belly button
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Less invasive because surgery is done laparoscopic

Those who may qualify for the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery:

  • Patients with a BMI under 40
  • Patients with no more than 2 previous abdominal surgeries.