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Is Robotic Hernia Surgery Right for You?

There are many types of hernias that require different levels of treatment. So, how do you know if robotic hernia surgery is right for you? We asked the experts.


What is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when the muscular tissue that holds your organs in place has been compromised.


There are a few different kinds of hernias including a hiatal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, and more.


What is Robotic Hernia Surgery?

Robotic hernia surgery is a type of surgery where your surgeon sits at a console and controls robotic arms to perform precise surgery to repair your hernia.


How Does Robotic Surgery Compare to Laparoscopic Surgery?

Both laparoscopic and robotic surgery are minimally invasive surgical procedures that are commonly used to treat a hernia.


They both use small incisions and a camera to operate from outside the body, however, in laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon is holding the instruments while in robotic surgery the instruments are being handled by the robot.


What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery for a Hernia

There are many reasons why this surgical method is becoming one of the top ways to treat a hernia:

  • More precise movements mean less trauma and pain for the patient.

  • Robotic instruments are manipulated more precisely which means more accurate measurements can be performed.

  • Generally, patients who undergo this type of surgery have shorter hospital stays than other alternative methods.


Where to Go for a Hernia Repair

At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists our team of surgeons are all university trained and board-certified in surgery. We are proud to excel across many surgical areas including general, breast, vascular, thoracic, and bariatric surgical care.


Our team of surgeons are expertly trained in performing robotic surgery and will be happy to meet with you to discuss your treatment options during a consultation.


Please call today to schedule your consultation with a member of our team, 540-347-2805.


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