Dr. Terry Simpson does first Single Incision Lap-band Surgery in Arizona
Dr. Simpson performed the first single incision laparoscopic adjustable band in Arizona in early November at Surgical Specialty Hospital, Phoenix.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) uses only one incision
Dr. Simpson was able to perform the procedure through a single skin incision located just below the left ribs. By doing so, Dr. Simpson was able to use a single incision, instead of the typical four or five incisions used for the band.
SILS is the newest minimally invasive Lap-band surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is the latest revolution in minimally invasive weight loss surgery. The SILS procedure that Dr. Simpson is undertaking demonstrate that fewer incisions are possible and represent a great step toward the ultimate goal of less invasive surgery.
Single Port Lap-band Surgery requires advanced surgical instruments
"The Covidien SILS surgical equipment and optics are amazing," Dr. Simpson noted, "Covidien has come out with instruments that allow this minimally invasive surgery. But being able to see, using the high definition monitors at Surgical Specialty Hospital also makes this possible."
Dr. Terry Simpson is a leading Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeon
"Dr. Simpson has been at the forefront of advanced laparoscopic surgery since he arrived in Phoenix in 1991," noted Jamie Feltman, a certified first assistant. He has taught countless other surgeons advanced technique when he came, and has developed a number of surgical instruments for these procedures. That he did one surgery in 19 minutes, and another in 22 minutes -- is a testament to his skill and experience as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon."
SILS - a major advancement in minimally invasive bariatric surgery
SILS represents the next major advancement in minimally invasive surgery as did the advent of laparoscopy back in the late 1980's. Laparoscopic procedures performed through a single incision are a significant progression in the world of surgery. While laparoscopy traditionally offers better patient outcomes than the open approach, including less pain and fewer scars, SILS dramatically extends these benefits.