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Single Incision Gastric Sleeve (SILS)

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¿What is surgery of single incision gastric sleeve (SILS)?

Single-port gastric sleeve surgery or known as SILS (Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) is a relatively new approach technique for performing a gastric sleeve.

Technically, it is performing a traditional gastric sleeve removing 80% of the stomach capacity and In this way, make the patient feel satisfied with less food, lose weight while maintaining that weight loss, the difference between SILS and laparoscopic gastric sleeve is the site where the incisions are made and the number of incisions. 

In SILS, the incisions are in the navel, only three incisions which are not very visible and aesthetically friendly. It is a requirement to be a candidate for SILS by laparoscopy that the BMI be less than 35 and in the best of cases a BMI of 32, for the performance of surgery in better safety conditions.


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Preparing for Surgery: Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Preparation for SILS is the same as for a traditional gastric sleeve and begins with lifestyle changes such as making healthier food choices, reducing portion sizes, eating more frequently throughout the day, exercising with regularly and avoid sugary drinks. It is also important to stop smoking before the intervention, since tobacco can interfere with the healing of the wound after surgery. Patients are usually asked to follow a liquid diet the day before the operation and may be asked to fast for several hours before arriving at the hospital.

Postoperative Care: Diet, Exercise, and Follow-up Visits

Post-operatively, patients are advised to drink fluids such as water, broth, and unsweetened juices. A totally liquid diet is recommended during the first weeks after the procedure. Afterwards, patients can slowly introduce soft foods into their diet and progress to solid foods in the following months. Proper nutrition is essential to heal properly and prevent complications associated with surgery. Exercise is also an important part of post-operative care, as it can help with weight loss and improve general health. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions on when to start exercising, usually within a few weeks of the procedure. Follow-up visits are also recommended to monitor progress and adjust treatment if necessary.

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