HIDES (Hidden Incision Endoscopic Surgery)
During traditional laparoscopic surgery, some incisions/ports are placed above the belly button. With HIDES, one laparoscopic port is placed inside the belly button; the others are placed at or below the waist line, hiding the incisions and any resulting scars.
Carlos Villanueva, MD, clinical service chief, had the fortune of being personally trained by Dr. Patricio Gargollo, inventor and pioneer of the HIDES technique.
Watch a short video on the HIDES procedure.