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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery?

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive technique in which the surgeon makes one small incision, usually through the belly button, potentially resulting in no visible scarring.

In contast, other minimally invasive surgeries may employ several small incisions to access the anatomy.

In the video below, Dr. Kenneth Eckhert, III, MD, a general surgeon at Mercy Hospital and chair of Mercy's Robotics Committee, talks about Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.


  • A more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay, with a faster return to family, life and work
  • Smaller incision(s), resulting in less trauma to the body
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infections
  • Less scarring

Visit our General Surgery page to meet general surgeon Dr. Richard Bloomberg, who discusses the benefits of minimally invasive surgery.




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