Robotic Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Inguinal hernias are a common general surgical operation that many people undergo every year. Less than ten years ago, a majority of these operations required and open operation to repair them through an incision in the groin. These operations were associated with moderate pain in the groin that could last up to two weeks, and in some cases, chronic pain from nerve entrapment. Recently, however, the laparoscopic technique has become the most common way to perform this operation. That is, it is being done through small incisions.
Several surgeons, however, have pushed the limit of technology to improve the results. Robotic inguinal hernias are being performed now with great success. These operations are more precise, have excellent outcomes, and decreases the pain of the operation. In fact, many patients find that they can get back to work up to a week sooner after robotic surgery that with traditional open operations. The operation involves three small incisions in the abdomen and all the work is done on the inside of the abdominal wall.