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Does any one know how many incisions are made? Just curious. I had my gallbladder removed last yr & have those lovely scars.

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I have four small incisions, less than a half inch long and one incision that is about an inch and a half long.....so five total. I already had four hysterectomy scars and he was only able to "re-use" one of those.

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4 for me. I also had my gallbladder taken out 11 years ago and my surgeon was nice enough to make an incision where my gallbladder scar was so I didnt have an extra scar.

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I have 5 incisions 4- 1/2 inch, and one- 1 1/2 inch...

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It depends. Some surgeons use 1 through the belly button and some use 5 incisions. I'm getting the single incision through the belly button, I think it's called SILS. Good Luck

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I have 5, 3 of them are very small the other 2 are about an inch. Not too bad.

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Every surgeon is different, so you need to ask your surgeon how many and why.

The single incision surgery that minky_winks is talking about is VSG surgery done with a tool called "the spider" which is a single point entry for VSG surgery.

You can watch this surgery on this link.

PS - the surgeon shown is my surgeon who performed the first spider surgery in US

Congrats on your upcoming surgery.

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I hade 5 and I had my gall bladder removed years ago, they never went in via them old scares you can only see one of the gall bladder scares very very faintly now anyway so they wouldn’t know to go in the same place on me.

Of these 5 new ones the biggest one on the right is a bit more noticeable than the others but they are all healing and fading pretty nicely.

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I had six - but also had a hiatal hernia repaired so it would have been 5 without that.

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Im trying to do the single insicion with Dr. Garcia in Tijuana Mexico. I am going with ready4change.

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