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Oh, this would be the icing on the cake, if I can have the single incision. And I love cake....

I also have a very physically demanding job, lifting, pulling, rolling patients. This would probably heal faster and allow me to get back to work sooner.

So glad I saw this.....

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Glad I can help some of you :)

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I had the single incision. The Dr. mentioned it to me and I said: "at my age I'll never wear a bikini again so go ahead with single incision BUT if it makes the procedure harder for you, than just do it the regular way". He inspected my stomach and thought I was a good candidate (I am short-waisted so that makes sense based on the previous poster who mentioned long torso being an issue for si). I do not feel I had any more pain but of course that is hard to say. My incisions did not bother me at all except they itched as they healed and when mine were healed other posters who were sleeved around the same time seemed to be having issues with their many incisions. I think there is less chance of infections etc because less incisions. I actually had 3 but two were just little dots that had a surgistrip over them, you wouldn't know they were even an incision. I think that is where the camera and something else go in.

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I'm glad I found this post because the single incision is exactly what I plan to get. My torso is short so I doubt he will have any problems. I am worried about the increased risk of hernia but he also said that I could get a hernia with the regular 5 incisions also. My surgery is in 2 weeks :)

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I had the SI sleeve on 9/4. I couldn't believe how fast I felt great. The morning of my 4th day out, I was off of my pain meds. It itches and drains still since its in a tricky spot, but no pain. I had seen an ad for this procedure online and asked my surgeon if she would do it. She said that she could, it's a bit more difficult, but feasible. I told her it wasn't a big deal if she couldn't, and I didn't want any complications. The other site for the liver retractor is so small! It's about a 1/4 inch. This one around my belly button is bigger. It's shaped like an Omega.< /p>

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