Single Port or Single Access Bariatric Surgery
All types of bariatric operations can be performed through one laparoscopic incision, instead of 4 or 5. This type of laparoscopic surgery is referred to as “single-port”, “SILS: single incision laparoscopic surgery” or “LESS: Laparo-endoscopic single site” surgery. The main advantage of this approach is cosmetic. Disadvantages include longer operative time, extra cost and more difficulty performing the operation. Single port surgery is suitable for some patients. However, in most patients seeking bariatric surgery, this approach may not offer any advantage.