Compare Your Options
You may have a option regarding the type of surgical procedure you undergo for gallbladder removal. The SILS™ Cholecystectomy offers potential benefits over other approaches, including the potential for no visible scar, less pain due to fewer incisions compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery and a faster recovery time than open surgery. The table below details the differences between the various options. These results detailed below are typical - your results may vary.
|Traditional Laparoscopic Procedure||SILS™ Procedure||Open Procedure|
|Number of Incisions||3-4 small incisions||1 incision||1 large incision|
|Size of Incision(s)||About 1/2 inch||About 3/4 inch||6 inches long|
|Number of Visible Scars||3 to 4 small scars||Potential for novisible scar||1 large scar|
|Length of Hospital Stay||1-3 days||1-3 days||3-7 days|
|Pain||Mild or minimal||Mild or Minimal; may reduce the pain associated with multiple sites of entry*||Moderate|
|Recovery Time||Return to work within 5-10 days||Return to work within 5-10 days||Return to work in up to 6 weeks|
*Your results may be different.
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