|Single Incision Lap band® Surgery (SILS) means fewer scars for you and a shorter healing time, if you decide to have Lap-band® weight loss surgery. It's done using newly available advanced laparoscopic surgical instruments. More importantly it requires an experienced surgeon who is highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery. Our surgeons are the first surgeons to do SILS in Washington state. This is because we are proctoring for Allergan® and Ethicon®, the producers of the gastric bands. As Proctors, we train many of the gastric band surgeons in the Pacific Northwest.
The surgeons at Northwest Weight Loss are first to perform Single Incision Gastric-band Surgery in Washington
Dr. Michaelson performed the first single incision Lap band® surgery (SILS) in Washington in early April 2009 at Northwest Weight Loss Surgery. Since that time Dr Chock and Dr Montgomery have also successfully accomplished this newest version of Lap Band® surgery.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) uses only one incision
Our surgeons are able to perform the procedure through a single skin incision located just below the left ribs. By doing so, we are able to use a single incision, instead of the typical four or five incisions used for the band.
SILS is the newest minimally invasive Gastric-band weight loss surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is the latest revolution in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. The SILS procedure that our surgeons perform demonstrates that fewer incisions are possible and represents a great step toward the ultimate goal of less invasive surgery.
SILS - a major advancement in minimally invasive weight loss surgery
SILS represents the next major advancement in minimally invasive surgery as did the advent of laparoscopy in the late 1980's. Laparoscopic procedures performed through a single incision are a significant progression in the world of surgery. While laparoscopy traditionally offers better patient outcomes than the open approach, including less pain and fewer scars, SILS dramatically extends these benefits.