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The NYU Langone Weight Management Program has already performed more than 700 “Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries”. This new minimally invasive technique known as SILS is the latest advancement in minimally-invasive surgery and represents an important step for weight loss surgical treatment.
Through this technique gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and various other procedures can be performed through a single incision through the belly button compared to more traditional surgery requiring often 4-5 incisions.
This technique results in less scarring, improved cosmetic results, the possibility for faster recovery and often less pain.
The use of the SILS technique is not possible for everyone and must ultimately be determined by the physician