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Robotic Hernia Surgery

Robotic Hernia Surgery


What is a Hernia?

A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, especially in the abdominal or groin region. If you have a hernia and your doctor suggests surgery, it can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. During hernia surgery, the weak tissue in the abdominal or groin wall, is made secure and the hernia is repaired.. In most cases, minimally invasive surgery is an option for hernia repair. Our doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital offer Robotic Hernia Surgery.

Benefits of Robotic Hernia Surgery

Robotic da Vinci technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

Early clinical data suggests that as a result of this technology, robotic hernia surgery offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of the hernia returning
  • Low rate of pain
  • Low rate of surgeon switching to open surgery
  • Short hospital stay