Arizona Premier Surgery is proud to be serving Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, and Scottsdale, AZ area patients with state-of-the-art surgical care. Among our advanced services is robotic hernia surgery. This procedure uses modern technology to safely and effectively treat hernias in patients of all ages. It is one of the latest and most innovative advancements in the medical field today, offering a series of benefits over traditional surgical methods We invite you to get in touch with our skilled team of surgeons in Chandler, Gilbert, or Scottsdale, AZ today to learn more about robotic hernia surgery.
What is a hernia?
In simple terms, a hernia is a piece of soft tissue or an organ that has pushed through a weak spot in the surrounding tissue. It often results in a bulge or visible bump.
What causes a hernia?
The exact cause of a hernia depends on the type, but most hernias are the result of weakened muscles. This vulnerability is generally caused by increased pressure on the abdomen or repeated strain due to physical activity, obesity, pregnancy, diarrhea, constipation, or coughing.
Types of hernias
There are several different types of hernias that can impact patients of all ages. They include:
- Inguinal: dominantly affects men
- Femoral: generally seen in women who are pregnant or overweight
- Umbilical (belly button): common in infants under six months old
- Hiatal: develops when the stomach squeezes through an opening in the diaphragm (hiatus)
- Incisional: occurs after abdominal surgery
- Epigastric: develops above the belly button but below the sternum
How is a hernia treated?
Hernias are usually treated with surgery. There are two common types of surgeries for hernia repair: open and laparoscopic. With the open method, a large incision is created to correct the herniated tissue. This is an invasive approach that requires significant recovery time. With the laparoscopic method, a specialized tool with a camera attachment is inserted in the treatment area via small incisions. The camera projects the live video feed on a computer screen to allow the surgeon to precisely locate and correct the hernia. This is a minimally invasive technique that reduces surgery time, recovery, and complications.
What is robotic hernia surgery?
Robotic hernia surgery is the latest treatment method for removing hernias and repairing damage to the abdominal wall. It is performed the same way as laparoscopic surgery only instead of a surgeon operating the computerized system, a robot handles the repairs with the oversight of a skilled surgeon. At Arizona Premier Surgery, our surgical team is highly trained in performing robotic hernia surgery and is pleased to offer the latest techniques in hernia repair at our Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert, AZ offices.
The benefits of robotic hernia surgery
Compared to traditional or open hernia repair surgery, robotic hernia repair offers a series of advantages, including:
- Less time in the hospital
- Smaller incisions
- Little to no sutures required
- Less trauma and pain
- Less need for painkillers
- Faster recovery (1 – 2 weeks)
- Lower chances of human error
Is robotic hernia surgery right for me?
The best way to determine if robotic hernia surgery is the best option for you is to schedule a consultation at Arizona Premier Surgery at any one of our locations in Chandler, Gilbert, or Scottsdale, AZ. During a private consultation, our skilled surgical team can review your condition and answer all your questions.
Robotic hernia repair in Scottsdale, AZ
Robotic surgery is the latest technique for hernia repair, offering many benefits over traditional methods. To learn more about robotic hernia surgery, call Arizona Premier Surgery in Chandler, Gilbert, or Scottsdale, AZ. Our skilled surgeons have been proudly serving our communities for many years and look forward to providing you with the high-quality care you deserve.