Types of Hernias Repaired by Robotic Surgery
Thanks to recent medical advancements in hernia surgery, Arizona Premier Surgery in Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale, AZ proudly offers robotic hernia repair. Compared to previous hernia techniques that required large incisions and left equally large scars, patients have less pain and a faster recovery period with this new option. Sometimes they can recover within days! If you think you or someone you love has hernia symptoms, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible at Arizona Premier Surgery to learn more about this revolutionary procedure. Hernias can cause serious issues if not treated in time. We have outlined essential details about hernia symptoms, robotic hernia repair surgery, and types of hernias to help you feel knowledgeable about the condition and treatment.
What is a hernia?
A hernia happens when an organ presses itself into a nearby muscle or a connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is a vital tissue that keeps every organ, blood vessel, bone, and nerve in its proper position. This thin tissue is extremely sensitive, and it has nerves and several layers with a liquid called hyaluronan in between each section. Because fascia has nerves, when an organ pokes into it, it can cause significant discomfort. In general, signs of a hernia can include swelling, achiness, dull pain, trouble lifting items, pain during bowel movements or urination, or bulging near the area. Types of hernias may include:
Inguinal (groin) hernias: Inner groin hernias most often occur in men. The inguinal canal is located near the groin and supports the testicles or uterus. Unfortunately, if this canal doesn’t close like it should after the testicles have descended, it compromises the region and may make you more susceptible to hernias.
- Umbilical hernia: These kinds of hernias create a bulge near the belly button in babies. If the problem persists by the time the baby is one, we may perform robotic surgery.
- Abdominal hernia (Ventral or incisional): Abdominal wall hernias may happen anywhere in the stomach region.
- Hiatal hernias: These hernias are caused by the stomach pressing into the chest through the diaphragm.
Before undergoing surgery, our team will provide a detailed treatment strategy and discuss your hernia surgery cost.
How long does robotic hernia repair surgery take?
Taking about an hour to complete, we start your procedure by administering general anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, one of our expert surgeons begins the treatment. Robotic hernia surgery generally requires about 3 – 4 incisions, so the surgeon can see, access, and repair the hernia. After reaching the hernia, we place sutures or use a special surgical mesh to help support the area and prevent future hernias. Next, the incisions are closed, and we monitor you before sending you home to recover.
Schedule a consultation to learn more about robotic hernia repair in Scottsdale, AZ
Proudly serving the Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, AZ communities, the compassionate and accomplished surgeons at Arizona Premier Surgery specialize in hernias in men and hernias in women. Our group understands how uncomfortable a hernia can feel and how it can greatly disrupt your routine. Additionally, putting off surgery could run the risk of causing serious damage or complications. If you or a loved one is suffering from a hernia, please schedule an appointment to learn more about robotic hernia repair surgery.