Robotic Hernia Repair May Be the Answer

Mar 24, 2021 | Body

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Don’t let hernia pain and discomfort keep you from work, exercise and enjoying activities with family and friends. Robotic hernia repair surgery may be the solution you’ve been seeking to get you back to what you enjoy. Quicker.

What exactly is a hernia? Put simply, it’s a defect or weakness in the muscular tissue that holds your abdominal organs in place. Hernia repair surgery is more common than you think. Robotic surgery to repair a hernia is less invasive and, as an added bonus, it has a shorter recovery period after surgery.

Robotic hernia repair surgery involves operating from outside the abdomen utilizing smaller incisions and a camera. It results in less pain after surgery and fewer complications, such as infection, because the procedure gives the surgeon better visibility and more precise movement. Thus, there’s “less tissue damage, resulting in reduced post-operative pain. In some instances, patients do not require a prescription to alleviate post-operative pain,” said Dr. Joey Barrios, robotic surgeon with Our Lady of Lourdes.

So, what does that mean for you? You could get back to the things that matter most quicker with less discomfort after the procedure. Still, Dr. Barrios notes not all situations are fit for robotic surgery. Talk to your physician about which option is best for you.

To learn more about Robotic Surgery at Our Lady of Lourdes, click here.

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