SILS™ Procedures

Oct 26, 2019


Welcome to the comprehensive guide on SILS™ procedures offered by Luis Reyes, MD, FACS, FASMBS in the field of obesity surgery. If you're looking for a minimally invasive approach to weight loss, SILS™ procedures may be the ideal solution for you. In this detailed article, we will explore the benefits, risks, success rates, and everything you need to know about SILS™ procedures.

What are SILS™ Procedures?

SILS™ (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) procedures are advanced surgical techniques that aim to achieve weight loss and improved health through minimal scarring, reduced pain, shorter recovery time, and improved cosmetic outcomes. Unlike traditional open surgery or multi-port laparoscopy, SILS™ procedures are performed through a single small incision, resulting in a less invasive and cosmetically appealing surgical approach.

The Advantages of SILS™ Procedures

SILS™ procedures offer several advantages over traditional weight loss surgeries:

  • Minimal Scarring: With a single incision hidden in the navel or other discreet location, SILS™ procedures significantly reduce visible scarring and enhance cosmetic results.
  • Reduced Pain: The minimally invasive nature of SILS™ procedures typically results in less post-operative pain and discomfort compared to open surgeries.
  • Shorter Recovery Time: Due to the smaller incision, patients undergoing SILS™ procedures typically experience a faster recovery and return to their daily activities within a shorter period.
  • Improved Cosmesis: SILS™ procedures prioritize aesthetic outcomes, allowing patients to feel more confident and comfortable with their appearance following surgery.
  • Effective Weight Loss: SILS™ procedures have demonstrated excellent weight loss results, with many patients achieving significant and long-lasting reductions in excess body weight.

Types of SILS™ Procedures

Dr. Luis Reyes specializes in the following SILS™ procedures:

  1. Gastric Sleeve SILS™: This procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller, sleeve-shaped stomach pouch. Gastric sleeve SILS™ restricts food intake, promoting weight loss and reducing feelings of hunger.
  2. Gastric Bypass SILS™: Gastric bypass SILS™ is a procedure that involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting a section of the small intestine, resulting in reduced calorie absorption and earlier feelings of fullness.
  3. Gastric Banding SILS™: In this procedure, an adjustable silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach, reducing food intake and promoting gradual, sustained weight loss. Gastric banding SILS™ offers the advantage of adjustability, allowing for customized weight loss management.

Is SILS™ Right for You?

SILS™ procedures can be suitable for individuals who:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35: SILS™ procedures are generally recommended for individuals with a BMI of 35 or higher who have been unsuccessful in achieving sustained weight loss through conservative measures.
  • Suffer from Obesity-related Health Conditions: SILS™ procedures can improve or resolve obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint pain, among others.
  • Are Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle: SILS™ procedures are not a quick fix but rather a tool to aid in weight loss. It is important for patients to commit to long-term lifestyle changes involving a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Choosing a Qualified Surgeon

When considering SILS™ procedures, it is crucial to select a highly experienced and board-certified surgeon like Dr. Luis Reyes. Dr. Reyes is a recognized expert in the field of obesity surgery, with a proven track record of successful SILS™ procedures and positive patient outcomes.

Contact Dr. Luis Reyes

If you are interested in exploring SILS™ procedures for weight loss and improved health, schedule a consultation with Dr. Luis Reyes, MD, FACS, FASMBS today. Dr. Reyes and his dedicated team will provide personalized guidance and support throughout your surgical journey to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Peter Ward
Great information!
Nov 8, 2023
Kenneth Breidel
Thank you for providing such an informative guide on SILS™ procedures. Very helpful for those considering weight loss options!
Oct 8, 2023