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Laparoscopic Hernia

Progressive Surgical Care

Colorectal Surgeons and General Surgeons located in Flushing, Howard Beach, Queens & New Hyde Park, Long Island

When you suffer from any type of hernia requiring surgery, you can find solutions at Progressive Surgical Care in Flushing, Forest Hills, New Hyde Park, Long Island and Howard Beach, Queens. Experienced surgeons Jonathan Klein, MD, and Alex Lee, MD, focus on minimally invasive laparoscopic and da Vinci® robotic surgeries to repair a hernia, effectively eliminating your symptoms. Find out if you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic hernia repair by calling the office today.

Laparoscopic Hernia Q & A

Why would I need laparoscopic hernia surgery?

A hernia is a condition that happens when your internal organs push through weak areas of your abdominal wall. Hernias are common and often result from lifting heavy objects or other strenuous activity. You are at greater risk of developing a hernia as you get older.

If you have an existing hernia that interferes with the functionality of your digestive system, you could struggle with side effects like:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Strangulation
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD)
  • Disfigurement of abdominal wall
  • Incarceration
  • Buldge

In some cases, these issues can become chronic and affect your quality of life. Since hernias can’t heal on their own, you could benefit from laparoscopic surgery to repair the hernia and end the associated symptoms.

What’s involved in laparoscopic hernia repair?

Dr. Klein and Dr. Lee specialize in treating hernias using both laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

In laparoscopic hernia repair, Dr. Lee or Dr. Klein inserts a slender instrument with an attached camera into a small incision in your belly button. The camera sends live images to an external monitor, which the surgeons monitor as they make repairs to the weak muscles in your abdominal wall, adding a medically safe mesh to strengthen and hold the wall together to prevent your internal organs from pushing through.

Robotic surgery works similarly to laparoscopic, except that Dr. Klein or Dr. Lee uses the advanced da Vinci robotic surgery technology to make repairs. This technology uses specialized surgical instruments controlled by your surgeon from a computer console, allowing more precise movements.

What are types of hernias repaired laparoscopically or robotically?

The most common types of laparoscopically- or robotically-repaired hernias include:

  • Inguinal
  • Femoral
  • Ventral
  • Umbilical
  • Incisional
  • Diaphragmatic (Hiatal)
  • Spigelian
  • Epigastric

The surgeons at Progressive surgical Care will repair any hernia Laparoscopically or robotically.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hernia repair?

Both laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are minimally invasive, ensuring your body suffers less trauma during your procedure. They require only small incisions to complete the hernia repair and, as a result, you can enjoy a faster recovery.

Other benefits of laparoscopic and robotic surgery include:

  • Less bleeding
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced risk of infection

In many cases, your Progressive Surgical Care surgeon performs laparoscopic and robotic surgery on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home and rest after the procedure without a hospital stay.

When laparoscopic or robotic surgery is not indicated, Dr. Sher and Dr. Sardinha, the senior partners of Progressive Surgical Care, offer an open approach with more than 20 years of experience and less than 2% recurrence rate.

To find out more about the benefits of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hernia repair, schedule a consultation online or by calling the office nearest you today.