new hope surgical

1950 N. Harlem Ave
Elmwood Park, IL

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

What is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery?


SILS surgery may also be known as no-scar surgery, or single port keyhole surgery is an innovative technique to perform the surgery laparoscopically with virtually no scarring. The technique is commonly performed in the patient’s navel (belly button) via a 20mm incision. The difference between SILS and traditional laparoscopic surgery is that SILS involves only a single entry point while traditional laparoscopic surgery has about 4-5 incision points. By minimizing the number of incision points, the benefit to SILS includes less postoperative pain and better cosmetic results.


SILS may not be for everyone and is limited to availability since not all surgeons have been trained to perform using the SILS technique. Ask your surgeon to see if it is right for you. Dr. Frederick Tiesenga has almost a decade of experience involving the single incision laparoscopic method in bariatric procedures. Currently, SILS Band (Lap-Band installed using the SILS technique) and SILS Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy performed via SILS) are offered at New Hope Surgical. Schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for the SILS minimally invasive option.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Port
Typical Benefits
  • Less painful after surgery
  • Lower recovery time
  • Lower Risk of infection
  • Less invasive when compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery
  • Virtually no visible scar as the incision is through the belly button
  • Less bleeding
  • Infection may occur
  • Common surgery complications such as:
  • Injury to organs / Bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Adhesions
  • Conversion to open surgery due to complications