- What is a Hernia?
A hernia is a tear in the lining of the abdominal wall. This tear allows tissues within the abdomen to protrude, causing pain and a bulging of the stomach. These tears can develop in any part of the abdomen. Typically, hernias are the result of a strain on the abdominal wall. This strain can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, pregnancy, athletic activities, aging, and obesity.
- How Does Robotic Hernia Surgery Work?
In the past, hernias had to be repaired using “open” surgical techniques, during which surgeons had to create large incisions in the abdominal wall. This led to painful, extensive recovery times. Over time, less invasive laparoscopic techniques began to grow in popularity but were still difficult to apply to the removal of hernias.
Robotic hernia surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that unites these two methods, bringing doctors the healing capabilities of open surgery while maintaining the patient benefits and quick recovery time of laparoscopic techniques.
During robotic hernia surgery, Dr. Keshavarzi uses the daVinci® surgical robot and utilizes technology that gives him a three-dimensional HD view of the body, control over wristed instruments that are able to bend and rotate in ways a human wrist can not, and enhanced vision and control of the surgical process. There is minimal scarring and downtime associated with this procedure as there is only once incision made through the belly button.
- Am I a Candidate for Robotic Hernia Surgery?
Nearly any patient with an abdominal hernia that needs to be removed is a potential candidate for robotic hernia repair. Before surgery can be undergone, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with our Hernia Surgeon Dr. Keshavarzi. During this appointment, he will examine your hernia and decide if this procedure is right for you.
Looking for a safe and effective way to repair your hernia? Surgical Associates of South Florida can help!
Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if you qualify for robotic hernia surgery. We look forward to hearing from you! Offering Robotic Hernia Surgery for patients in the Miami, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay areas. Hernia Treatment South Florida.
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Have you begun to develop pain or a protrusion in your abdomen? This could be a hernia. Individuals who are overweight are at an increased risk of developing this condition. At Surgical Associates of South Florida, we’re proud to offer our patients access to robotic hernia surgery that can make both the surgical and recovery process of removing hernias simple, easy, and safe.
Surgical Associates of South Florida is proud to provide patients in the Miami area with a variety of safe and effective procedures administered by Dr. Keshavarzi, MD, FACS, our board-certified, experienced Hernia Surgeon. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today.