No Scar Surgery (SILS)

The Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILSTM) Technique

At Glendale Adventist Medical Center, one of our goals is to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible after surgery. That's why we offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery options, such as SILSTM, that may shorten your recovery time and get you back to doing the things you love.

How SILSTM Works

Instead of the multiple incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, the SILSTM technique is accomplished through the belly button using only one incision. Not only does this technique potentially reduce scar visibility, it may also eliminate the pain associated with multiple points of entry required by standard laparoscopic surgery. Additionally, recovery time may be shortened compared to traditional open surgery.

GAMC Offers SILS™ for:

  • Adrenal gland surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bilateral tubal ligation
  • Bile duct surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Heartburn/GERD
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Spleen surgery
  • And more

To learn more about the SILSTM procedure, watch the short video below featuring Frank Sontag from KLOS radio and Sam Carvajal, MD, one of the world leaders in SILSTM



For a referral to GAMC surgeon, call (818) 409-8100.