Review of single incision laparoscopic surgery in colorectal surgery.


As surgical techniques continue to move towards less invasive techniques, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), a hybrid between traditional multiport laparoscopy and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, was introduced to further the enhanced outcomes of multiport laparoscopy. The safety and feasibility of SILS for both benign and malignant colorectal disease has been proven. SILS provides the potential for improved cosmesis, postoperative pain, recovery time, and quality of life at the drawback of higher technical skill required. In this article, we review the history, describe the available technology and techniques, and evaluate the benefits and limitations of SILS for colorectal surgery in the published literature.

DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i38.10824
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@article{Madhoun2015ReviewOS, title={Review of single incision laparoscopic surgery in colorectal surgery.}, author={Nisreen Madhoun and Deborah S Keller and Eric M Haas}, journal={World journal of gastroenterology}, year={2015}, volume={21 38}, pages={10824-9} }