Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Edgar J. Figueredo, MD; Andrew S. Wright, MD; Saurabh Khandelwal, MD; Brant K. Oelschlager, MD


March 16, 2011

A Better Cholecystectomy

Surgery is an evolving art, and over the last 2-3 years, interest in single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) as a means of further reducing pain and improving cosmesis has been increasing.

The authors have an experience of more than 100 SILC cases, starting in 2008. The procedure is performed in conjunction with residents of all levels as part of their training, following the same safety recommendations applied to a standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The authors routinely perform intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) as part of both LC and SILC, and an equivalent dissection in order to obtain the critical view of safety.


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