What is a Single Incision Gastric Sleeve?
Single incision Gastric Sleeve generally involve less pain and little or no scarring. The actual operation is the same as it is during a typical laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The difference is just in the number of incisions made. Since there is no need to cut through the stomach muscle, recovery time is shorter. SILS is different from a typical laparoscopic gastric sleeve, because in those operations most bariatric surgeons generally make about 5 small incisions. Although these operations are also considered minimally invasive and the scars are quite small, SILS gives an even more advanced option, which includes an often unnoticeable, single scar in the belly button.
How much does it cost?
The average cost for a Single Incision Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana is $5,500 USD. The Surgery will vary in cost depending on the type of procedure that is chosen. Other factors include the size of the patient as well as the location of the facility that is chosen. In the United States, Single Incision Gastric Sleeve may range between $10,000 and $15,000. Surgical costs may or may not include anesthetics and consultations and surgeon's fees, so always ask.
How to find the right Bariatric Surgeon
A Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is considered to be a major surgical procedure and should only be performed by a Surgeon in a properly regulated facility. Surgeons should be certified and trained in this kind of surgery. Always ask for the doctors accreditations and verify that the information provided by the doctors is up to date.
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