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What is a Hernia Repair?

When your internal organs push through a weak spot in your muscles and soft tissues, you develop a protruding hernia. Most hernias occur between the chest and the hips, i.e., around the abdominal region. Hernia repair is a surgical procedure that corrects the protruding hernia, pushes back the protruding tissues, and prevents it from growing larger. Brand Surgical Institute uses cutting-edge laparoscopic and robotic techniques to perform a hernia repair.

What happens during repair surgery?

During your initial consultation, the surgeon will perform a physical examination to feel for the bulging herniated tissues. In some cases, the surgeon may also administer CT scans to visualize the specific location of the hernia and curate a treatment plan. Surgery is the only way to treat a hernia, but your surgeon may use different surgical techniques, such as open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic surgery.

Open Hernia Repair

The surgeon makes an incision in the groin and identifies the bulging intestinal sac. The surgeon pushes the hernia into the abdomen and places a synthetic mesh to strengthen the abdomen, preventing the intestines from bulging outwards again. You have to avoid strenuous workouts and exercises for up to 6 weeks.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

The surgeon makes a small incision on the belly button to insert a laparoscope, a tube-like device with a camera attached at the end. The surgeon inflates the abdomen with carbon dioxide and cuts the inner lining of the abdomen to identify the weakened tissues. The surgeon pushes the intestine back and strengthens the abdominal wall with a mesh.

Robotic Hernia Repair

Robotic hernia repair is similar to laparoscopic hernia repair because it involves extremely small incisions and a tiny laparoscopic camera. However, in this case, the surgeon operates the surgical tools from another operating room. This procedure offers a three-dimensional view of the abdomen, so the surgeon can reinforce the abdomen more effectively.

Schedule a consultation for hernia repair surgery in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is the leading woman-owned ambulatory surgery center specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures in Glendale. Our surgical experts have specialized training in robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques that involve minimal downtime and limited risk of complications. Furthermore, our surgeons accompany you through every stage of hernia repair, from the initial consultation to the final recovery. Please schedule an appointment to explore your hernia repair options in Glendale.

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