A hernia occurs when an organ, commonly located near the groin, belly button, or scars from a previous procedure, breaks through a vulnerable location in the surrounding tissue. Repairing a hernia involves repositioning the organ and restoring the torn incisions in the surrounding tissue. At Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute, our doctors offer robotic surgery in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL, for hernias which provides numerous advantages vs. standard laparoscopic surgeries. Many patients report less pain after surgery and are relieved to be able to go home the same day. They're also pleased with how quickly they can resume normal activities. If you require hernia repair, consider robotic surgery in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL.
Hernia Repair With Robotic Surgery
Doctors perform more than one million hernia repairs in the U.S. each year. It's a relatively new technique that uses the da Vinci surgical system to complete complex and delicate courses of action with immense precision. Robotic surgery for hernia repair tends to result in shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, and faster recoveries. Like its alternative (laparoscopic surgery), robotic surgery uses small incisions, a tiny camera, and miniature instruments to repair hernias. While in the operating room, the surgeon sits at a console and studies a 3D image while working. Short daily walks are necessary to reduce post-operative blood clots. Staying hydrated, eating a high-fiber diet, and avoiding heavy lifting are all part of the recovery process.
Robotic surgery in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL, for hernia repair is minimally invasive. Recovery time is typically one to two weeks compared to four to six weeks without this option. Our doctors at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute will determine your candidacy during a consultation and answer any questions or concerns regarding preparation or aftercare instructions. For more information about robotic surgery in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL, or to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, call (708) 484-0621.