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About Robotic Hernia Repair Surgery

Jan 13, 2017 @ 05:00 PM – by Frank Veninga

Surgeons performing minimally invasive surgeryUsing state-of-the-art technology, the team at our Dallas surgical center has been able to help numerous patients over the years. Whether we perform bariatric surgery to promote safe and rapid weight loss or surgeries to repair hernias, our goal is always the same: to promote patient wellness through the safest means possible.

Advanced robotic surgery techniques have allowed us perform major operations through small incisions. There are plenty of benefits to patients, and we'd like to consider a few of these with regard to hernia repair right now.

What Is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is another way to refer to robot assisted surgery. This doesn't mean that artificial intelligence is running the show, but rather than specially created robotic arms outfitted with surgical tools can be used to perform delicate operations. These robotic arms are inserted through a small incision, eliminating the need for open surgery.

Using robotic surgical arms in combination with a laproscope (a small fiber optic camera) means that surgeons can access parts of the body that used to only be accessible through open surgery. An entire robotic surgery procedure may only require a single incision between 0.5cm and 1.5cm. This small incision is why the procedure is sometimes called a keyhole surgery.

The Advantages of Robotic Surgery

There are a few major advantages to robotic surgery:

  • Smaller and Fewer Scars – As noted above, an entire procedure can be completed in just a single keyhole-sized incision. Multiple incisions may be necessary, but they will all be quite small. Rather than a large and prominent scar, patients will have a very small scar that is often difficult to notice.

  • Reduced Blood Loss – Since the incisions are small and the procedure is performed internally, patients will not lose a lot of blood during the operation. This is a safer surgery than open surgery, with reduced risk of complications.

  • Reduced Healing Time – Since there is a small incision and less blood loss, patients typically recovery from surgery faster. Patients will also notice less post-operative pain and less serious side effects.

  • Great Control and Accuracy – The robotic arms are extremely precise, and thanks to advanced training, we are able to carefully manipulate tools to finest degree. This allows us to perform delicate operations with added precision.

Why Robotic Surgery for Hernia Repair?

With robotic hernia surgery, we can repair the hernia and secure the abdominal wall in a minimally invasive surgery that is safe and proven. Rather than relying on open surgery, robotic surgery techniques will enhance the safety and effectiveness of the surgical procedure and the patient's recovery.

The answer, ultimately, is that robotic surgery is ideal for hernia repair because its benefits for patients as well as surgeons far outweigh any potential surgical risks.

Is Robotic Surgery Right for Me?

If you have suffered from a hernia, be sure to schedule some time for a consultation with our team. We can go over your situation and provide you with detailed information about robotic surgery and your other treatment options. We'll answer questions and address concerns so you can make confident choices about all of your treatment options.

Contact Our Advanced Surgery Center

To learn more about advanced surgical procedures and how the latest technological advances can lead to a safer experience for you, be sure to contact our advanced surgery center today. Our team looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters in much greater detail.

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