Single-port surgery is a revolutionary type of surgery that is performed entirely through a single incision. It is a form of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Due to recent advances in technology, many surgeries that were performed by open methods are now done with closed methods and patients do not have large scars on their bodies. When closed surgery is considered, laparoscopic and robotic operations are understood.
According to the type of surgery to be performed in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, 3-5 holes are opened on the abdominal skin with a size of about 1 cm.The abdomen is inflated with gas. Surgery is performed through cameras and special instruments are sent into the abdomen through these holes.
Because of the very small operation incision in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, the pain is less in the postoperative period, the duration of hospitalization is shortened and the recovery period is faster, so it is faster to return to daily life.Robotic operations can be performed from a single incision of 2 cm from the belly button instead of three-four holes used in robotic surgery. This process is called single port surgery.
The main advantage of single port robotic surgery is to give better results in terms of cosmetic apperance due to the incision made into the belly. In this process there is almost no scar in the abdomen and the incision made in the abdomen is also masked by belly.