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What to Know About Robotic Hernia Surgery

At Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute, with locations in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, we offer robotic hernia surgery. It has its share of benefits when you compare it to standard procedures. However, it helps to know how it compares.

General Information

A hernia is an issue that occurs when an organ pushes through your muscle or other tissue. Depending on the location, it can cause various unpleasant symptoms in more serious cases, such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, constipation, indigestion, or severe pain. 

During the surgery, one of our La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, practitioners will operate and place the organ in its proper position. Then, either stitches or mesh will stabilize the area. 

How Robotic Hernia Surgery Works   

Most of the time, robotic hernia surgery is done under a local anesthetic along with sedation. However, sometimes, a practitioner may recommend you have a general if it's a more serious repair.  

A standard hernia surgery would require a larger incision. With this procedure, it's laparoscopic. Therefore, for this procedure, tiny incisions are made where the equipment is placed. One piece of equipment is a camera. The inside of the abdomen will then appear on a monitor. The surgeon remains behind the instrument console and guides the robotic arm to repair the hernia. 

Recovery

Most patients can go home immediately following their procedure because most hernia repairs are done on an outpatient basis. You, however, will have to remain at the facility for monitoring. This ensures you're coming out of the anesthesia well. 

You'll need to take it easy the first two to four weeks and avoid any strenuous physical activity that could stress the area. However, most people can return to work after about four days, especially if they have an office job. If you have a job that requires manual labor, you may have to alter your duties a bit. 

Because the incisions are smaller than a traditional hernia repair, they heal more quickly. Generally, the stitches used to close the openings are dissolvable, so you won't have to return to have them removed. You, however, will need to return for a follow-up appointment. 

Typically, with robotic hernia surgery provided by a practitioner, you'll have less pain after the procedure. At all of our offices in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, you'll receive the benefit of having the procedure conducted by a skilled practitioner. 

At Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute, with locations in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, you can have robotic hernia surgery. It comes with its share of benefits, including a smoother recovery, less downtime, and less scarring. Book a consultation today by calling (708) 484-0621.

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