Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

Hernias occur when tissue from one area of the body protrudes through the wall that contains it. This most commonly occurs in the abdomen, due to increased pressure pushing against a weakened area of muscle.

Ventral hernias are those which occur along the abdomen. This condition may lead to pain, discomfort and/or a visual bulge. If swelling is present, see a doctor immediately. A swollen hernia may be evidence of tissue “strangulation,” and immediate treatment may be required to prevent tissue death. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, experience symptoms such as profuse sweating; severe abdominal pain; increased swelling with tight, glistening red skin; rapid heart rate (tachycardia); severe nausea and vomiting; change in bowel habits such as the inability to have bowel movements or pass gas; a decrease in or absence of urine output; or high fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit).

Seek prompt medical care if you develop a bulge in the abdomen, especially if it increases in size or becomes painful, or if you have been treated for a ventral hernia but symptoms recur.

Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair Treatment

For long term treatment, the da Vinci robotic surgical system offers a small incision alternative to traditional open surgery, often resulting in shorter recovery times, reduced scarring and fewer complications, including reduced risk of infection.

Small-incision hernia repair has also been credited with reduced recurrence rates (which have been estimated to be as high as 30% with open surgery techniques).

If your doctor recommends surgical hernia repair, ask about the minimally-invasive robotic ventral hernia repair surgery at The Jackson Clinic. This revolutionary procedure allows for repairs to be made through the tiniest of incisions, with reduced recovery time, shorter hospital stay and fewer complications. The Jackson Clinic robotic general surgeon uses the da Vinci surgical platform to treat patients from all across West Tennessee and the Mid-South, including Memphis, Tupelo, Jonesboro and Paducah.