Article Abstract

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery: an update of current evidence

Authors: Lok Yi Wu, Dominic Chi Chung Foo


Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), especially for appendicectomy, colectomy, and cholecystectomy has attracted certain attention. They have the potential to improve patient satisfaction from “scar-free” cosmesis, decrease surgical trauma and reduce post-operative pain, and may hasten recovery. This article aims to review the current evidence regarding SILS for these three commonly indicated operations.