Using the Whipple procedure to treat diseases and cancers of the pancreas, duodenum, and bile duct, surgeons ensure patient’s receive leading edge treatment. Other gastrointestinal procedures that may be aided by robotic surgery include bariatric surgery, hiatal hernia repair, and gall bladder surgery.
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Hernia Repair – Inguinal and Ventral Inguinal Hernia
An inguinal (groin) hernia happens when tissue, most often part of the intestine, bulges through a weak area of abdominal muscle in the groin area. Inguinal hernias are the most common hernia and primarily affect men.
Inguinal hernias can only be repaired through surgery. In this procedure, the weakness in the abdominal wall is repaired and reinforced, usually with a surgical mesh.
When tissue pushes through an opening in your abdominal muscles, creating a visible bulge or tender area, you have a ventral hernia. The most common types may occur near an earlier surgical incision (i)ncisional hernia, belly button (umbilical) hernia, or above the belly button (epigastric hernia)
To repair a ventral hernia, your surgeon will reposition the abdominal muscle over the bulging tissue. The muscle is usually reinforced with some type if surgical mesh.
When your surgeon uses robotic procedures to repair your inguinal or virtual hernia, a few small incisions are made to and tiny instruments bend and rotate with precision – all guided by your surgeon at a nearby console.
The good news is that by using robot assisted surgery versus “open” surgical techniques, recovery times and pain are reduced. The even better news? You get back to doing what you love more quickly.
Robotic-assisted hernia repairs are done at: