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Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve

Single Incision Bariatric Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

by Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Single Incision Sleeve Surgery. Same results with only a single incision.

Considering the importance of surgical treatment for obese individuals who experience life-threatening obesity-induced health conditions, the Dr. Sergio Verboonen offers Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) surgery in Tijuana, Mexico with the minimal medical complexities, post-surgery discomfort, pain, and shorter recovery time.

The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) has become an increasingly popular laparoscopic weight loss surgery in the US as well as Mexico. At present very few doctors are capable of performing this surgery and Dr. Sergio Verboonen is one of a hand full of qualified, experienced and certified doctors in Tijuana Mexico with over 24 years of experience who is able to perform the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS). Dr. Sergio Verboonen has taken his skills to a highly experienced level and has taken his time to learn every minor detail necessary for mastering this most innovative and popular laparoscopic procedure.

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) was first described in the gynecology literature in 1969; tubal ligation being the first procedure routinely performed through a single incision at the umbilicus (belly button).

Although bariatric surgical procedures can have a great impact on the long-term weight loss and maintain a healthy lifestyle for morbidly obese individuals, still a large number of patients feel hesitant to undergo a surgical weight loss surgery only because of the fear of the complications and pain associated with the traditional surgical treatments.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) surgery is a less invasive bariatric process that our skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons can perform only through a small-size incision by the belly button.


The most minimalist bariatric surgery option

Our well experienced and highly skilled bariatric surgeons carry out the Single Incision Sleeve (SILS) surgery by creating access to the abdominal cavity through a small incision by the belly button. When the stomach is accessed, it is gently cut to reduce its size by 80 percent and the unwanted part of the stomach is removed. The possibilities of any kind of medical complexities such as dumping syndrome or vitamin deficiencies are highly unlikely to occur because apart from stomach removal, rest of the digestive tract remains intact.

In a few situations, a possibility of a second small incision may arise to put in a drain. If a second incision is made, the scar is almost invisible in most of the cases. Many patients have reportedly resembled it to a tiny scratch.

Advantages of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery

A large number of obese individuals who require bariatric surgical treatment prefer to undergo the less invasive laparoscopic surgery, whenever possible, to experience the benefits of the process. Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) surgery provides with a number of benefits as compared to other surgical weight loss treatments.

  • SILS is a less invasive procedure that uses a single incision instead of several incisions which simplifies the surgical process to a substantial level. Our bariatric surgeons at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic assures to work cautiously around the tissues to make sure that no harm is made to the muscles over the course of surgery. The Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) is consequently gentle on the body and it is proven to cause less pain and discomfort after the surgery.
  • The results are aesthetically pleasing considering that the process simply needs a single small-sized incision while patients are left with a practically invisible scar on the skin. Our surgeons at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic tend to make the incision either within or around the belly button to make sure that the scar is almost invisible.
  • The possibility of complications is substantially low in SILS as a single small size incision assures a slim chance of infection and any other related side effects. Moreover, considering that SILS usually does not inhibits any digestive capability of the patient, therefore, the possibility of nutritional deficiency is minimum to none.
  • SILS also assures much lesser recovery time as compared to traditional gastric sleeve surgery.

Occasionally, there can be a minor probability that a second and extremely tiny incision needs to be made in order to put in a drain. Even if that happens, the scar after most of the surgeries is barely visible enough to get noticed. Some of our patients have compared it to a tiny scratch on the skin.

The benefits of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Quick healing process
  • A single incision through the belly button and the scar is practically invisible after the surgery.
  • Minimum postoperative pain and discomfort.
  • Minimally invasive due to the use of the most advanced laparoscopic technique.

Although the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS) is preferred by the most of the patients, it is not appropriate for all obese individuals. The factors that play an important part in determining your eligibility for the SILS may include your body mass index (BMI) and any previous bariatric surgery. SILS is mainly recommended for the individuals with a BMI of 34 – 39, and also for those individuals who have a BMI between 32 – 33 and have experienced obesity-induced critical health conditions.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his team at the Obesity Goodbye Center will guide you to make a confident and informed decision so that you may get the best treatment to accomplish your weight loss objectives.

Who May Qualify For the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery in Tijuana?

Eligibility Criteria for the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

In order to be eligible for the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery you need to fulfill the following conditions:

  • Your BMI should be less than 40
  • You should not have undergone more than 2 abdominal surgeries.

Contact Our Weight Loss Expert Today

Contact Dr. Sergio Verboonen at HIS Obesity Goodbye Center to get all the required guidance about how you can get started with the Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve (SILS).

Related Pages

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  • Getting a Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico

Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Multi-certified Bariatric doctor (specialty in bariatrics) with extensive certifications such as: IFSO, Colegio Mexicano De Cirugia para La Obesidad y Enferdemdades Metabolicas, Consejo Mexicano de Cirugia General and several other bariatric specialities.  Dr. Verboone is the pioneer of the Mini Gastric Bypass/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass surgery in Mexico.