Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™)
Broward Health North now performs surgery that leaves no visible scar. Drs. Randy Kimmelman, Gary Lehr, Michael Mallis, Camil Sader and Ronald Stricoff from South Florida Surgical Specialists in Deerfield Beach are pioneering the effort at Broward Health North.
They perform gallbladder, hernia, and colon surgery through a single tiny incision with the SILS™ procedure. Standing for Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, this new technique has revolutionized minimally invasive surgery.
In contrast to the multiple entry points required by traditional laparoscopy, the SILS™ procedure is achieved with one access point through the belly button. This single 20mm incision further enhances the benefits of laparoscopic surgery by reducing the scars and wound pain that may accompany additional sites of entry. The procedure is also known as scarless surgery.
Having the experience they have accrued, Drs. Camil Sader and Michael Mallis began teaching a monthly course on SILS™ targeted to educate surgeons nationwide on this new technique.
For an appointment with a surgeon from South Florida Surgical Specialists, call (954) 574-0252.