Hernias are common and can affect men, women, and children. Sometimes, there is no obvious cause for a hernia. A combination of muscle weakness and straining may contribute to a hernia. There are usually no symptoms for a hernia, but you may feel pain while standing, straining when using the bathroom, or lifting heavy objects.

Your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes to ease your symptoms, but surgery is considered the only way to permanently fix a hernia. Hernia repair can be performed using traditional open surgery, in an incision is made in your abdomen which must be large enough for your surgeon to fit his or her hands inside your body to access your organs. The da Vinci® Surgical System offers an alternative to the traditional open surgery method.

da Vinci® Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option for adult patients facing abdominal hernia surgery. The da Vinci® System features a magnified 3D HD vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. da Vinci® technology enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.

Potential benefits:

  • Minimal scar
  • Low rate of hernia returning
  • Low rate of pain
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Able to get back to life faster

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da Vinci Surgery for Hernia Repair