advanced surgical program

No Scar Surgery (SILS™)

The Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™) Technique

At Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL), 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 SILS, that may shorten your recovery time and get you back to doing the things you love.

How SILS Works

Instead of the multiple incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, the SILS 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.

AHGL 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

For a referral to AHGL surgeon, call (818) 409-8000.