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Using Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, UT surgeons are able to keep skin flawless by making incisions inside the belly button.

Using Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, UT surgeons are able to keep skin flawless by making incisions inside the belly button.

UT Matters is a partnership with The Blade and Buckeye CableSystem to bring the community health science education and the latest news about how University faculty, staff and students are changing Toledo and how the community can be a part of it.

This month UT Matters focuses on the surgical techniques that have advanced immensely as surgery has gone from being open to minimally invasive.

The University of Toledo Medical Center is the first facility in northwest Ohio to introduce the most recent evolution of minimally invasive surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery. Among the many benefits, it provides patients with no visible scarring. The procedure requires a single incision inside the belly button. The opening is typically 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters long — between the size of a paper staple and the diameter of a quarter. Because of the location and size of the incision, the small scar isn’t visible.

To learn more about Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery at UT Medical Center, call 877.451.2299 or visit UTMatters.com.

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