Is Robotic Hernia Surgery Right for You?

You need to repair a hernia. Here’s how robotic surgery may be the best option. 

Hiatal hernias are surprisingly common. Our Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL surgeons see this condition often in patients over 60 years old as well as pregnant women. A hiatal hernia happens when a hole in the diaphragm allows the stomach to push up through the chest. While many people with Hiatal hernias may not experience symptoms, it’s still important to have this condition repaired. Here at our clinic, we utilize state-of-the-art robotic technology to repair hernias. It is important to note that this surgery cannot be performed on pregnant women.

What makes robotic hernia surgery different? 

Well, besides the fact that we are utilizing robots to help us perform surgery, the other difference is that this procedure is more minimally invasive than traditional hernia surgery. We can perform the surgery through smaller incisions, which means less post-procedural bleeding and pain, a smaller chance for procedural complications, and a faster recovery time. Again, this procedure cannot be performed on pregnant women.

Instead of using handheld instruments, our surgical team utilizes robotic technology to guide us. This is a bit different than laparoscopic hernia surgery, which also creates only small incisions to perform surgery.

What are the benefits of robotic hernia surgery? 

Robotic technology makes it possible for our Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL surgeons to be able to perform more advanced surgeries, including hiatal hernia surgery, using more precise and controlled movements. More healthy tissue is preserved to reduce the amount of postoperative pain you may experience.

Robotic technology gives us a wider range of movements and motions. We can get into small incisions more easily and have better control over our movements through robotics rather than standard laparoscopic techniques.

One of the most important benefits for our patients is that they will enjoy a shorter recovery time. They won’t have to stay in the hospital as long as those getting traditional hernia surgery.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and you’d like to discuss your surgical treatment options, the team at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute provides surgical treatment and care to patients living in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL. To schedule an evaluation, call us at (708) 484-0621.

Please call our office number (708)484-0621 for all questions and appointment requests.