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New Life Surgical Associates offers top-of-the-line robotic-assisted surgery that is controlled 100% by our surgeon. If our doctor has indicated that your hernia repair can be done with a minimally invasive procedure, then opting for the advanced DaVinci Technology can improve the outcome of your surgery in a multitude of ways. This robotic-assisted surgery allows the surgeon to make even smaller incisions that lead to faster healing time, and most patients report lower pain after their surgeries. The innovative robotic device enables the surgeon to achieve much more natural and fuller wrist rotations that can lessen surgical time and improve the overall results.
If your hernia is determined a good candidate for a minimally invasive procedure, using the DaVinci Technology increases a successful hernia repair that lowers the risks of recurrence of the hernia following the surgery, there is a lessened chance that the surgeon has to open to complete the case, and the majority of patients report less pain and most patients require a shorter hospital stay. This robotic surgery device enables greater flexibility in operation techniques. The surgeon’s actions are more precise, and surgeons trained in this operative technique report better overall control throughout the operation.
The specialized instruments used in the operation are more flexible and resemble human wrist motion that other laparoscopic instruments cannot perform. The surgeon using the equipment has a much clearer and greater visual area, and the device is able to provide a 3D HD view of inside the body giving the surgeon a much clearer field to work with. Hernias are unnatural openings that can occur either in the inguinal region or near the umbilicus commonly termed the belly button area. While many people believe that only women suffer from certain types of hernias, men also are able to develop both inguinal hernias or umbilical hernias.
The prevailing thought of why some develop these conditions is that there are certain genetic issues at play. Construction workers that lift heavy objects long term often develop these hernias. Women that are pregnant most often report the umbilical hernia type as their abdominal muscles naturally stretch during pregnancy. Athletic men often are surprised when they develop those umbilical hernias too. These hernias can be brought on by severe strain to the abdominal muscles that many athletes often notice. Some hernias do not present much danger unless the intestines become stuck and lose their blood supply that may result in a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Many women wish to fix their umbilical hernias as their abdomens no longer have that flat feel that they desire. Most hernias are painless unless it becomes strangulated with intestinal portions that have gotten trapped in the area.
The good news is that advances in surgical techniques for hernia repairs have gotten better. Those hernia patients deemed a good candidate for a newer DaVinci Technology assisted surgery often fare well. Call New Life Surgical Associates today for an initial appointment to discuss your treatment options.