Hernia repair was once something that people put off for as long as they possibly could. In the past, this type of surgery was highly invasive. It was also painful and typically required an extended amount of downtime. Recent advancements in robotic technologies, however, are allowing for far less discomfort and shorter recovery times. Current procedures cause less damage to the tissues surrounding the treatment area and thus, many people are able to recover from their hernia surgeries within just a matter of days.
With Robotic Hernia Surgery, Incisions Are Significantly Smaller
Traditional, open surgery for hernias entails far larger incisions. With these procedures, our surgeon has a full view of the abdominal region and is able to move freely within the treatment area. Given that these larger incisions cut through both muscle and tissue, the recovery for these repairs is often a painful and extended journey. Patients also have the option of choosing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries which involve smaller incisions, and significantly shorter healing times. Unfortunately, with laparoscopic procedures, both visibility and the array of available instruments are limited.
In contrast, our surgeons have full control over robotic surgery systems that include tiny, 3D cameras and specialized instruments. These advanced treatments allow for incredibly precise repairs, minimal discomfort, and very short periods of healing. The robotic arms used in these procedures are wristed, and they boast a much greater range of motion than the surgeon’s own hand. This makes it possible for our doctor to maneuver and manipulate surgical instruments in a manner that will provide the best possible outcomes.
All Types Of Hernias Can Be Treated With The Robotic Surgical System
Robotic surgeries can be performed for all types of hernia repair. In fact, this surgical technique has been used for several years to treat various forms of cancer and a number of gynecologic and urologic issues. Whether you suffer from a femoral, umbilical, inguinal, hiatal, or incisional hernia, these procedures can provide a swift and easy solution while greatly minimizing your discomfort. During these treatments, the displaced organ is returned to its proper position and all tears within the surrounding tissues are mended.
Many Patients Are Able To Return Home On The Same Day Of Their Treatments
Although every patient is considered and treated on a case by case basis, it’s important to note that many people are able to return home on the same day of their robotic hernia surgeries. Not only is this the least invasive and most efficient method for completing hernia repairs, but it is also the least disruptive and uncomfortable. This is certainly inspiration for scheduling a consultation appointment. Unnecessary delays in hernia treatment can result in serious complications and the need for urgent care. Given the recent and remarkable advances in robotic surgical techniques, there’s simply no good reason to put this important treatment off.