LESS (Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery) or Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is a special technique for minimally invasive surgery performed through a single incision hidden in the navel. Single-site surgery offers the same advantages of conventional laparoscopy with the additional benefit of decreased visible scarring.
Compared to a large abdominal incision, laparoscopic surgery offers:
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain (and less need for pain medication)
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Decreased risk of bleeding
  • Decreased inflammation and scar tissue formation
  • Same-Day Surgery or shorter hospital stay
MacArthur Medical Center is proud to have the FIRST and ONLY Gynecologists to perform single incision surgery at Medical City Las Colinas and Baylor Scott & White Hospital – Irving including:
  • Removal of ovarian cyst or ovary
  • Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
  • Treatment for uterine fibroids
  • Tubal ligation or salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes)
  • Surgical treatment of ectopic pregnancy
  • Laparoscopy for pelvic pain/endometriosis

Hysterectomy Done Through One Small Incision