Hernia Repair. The Sooner the Better.
You Don’t Have to Wait Until Your Hernia Gets Worse
Most hernias require surgery eventually. But for most of us, surgery is a big decision. We wait until a hernia becomes larger and more painful before we talk to our doctor about surgical repair. That doesn’t have to happen.
Advances in minimally invasive surgery for hernia repair mean that, for most patients, hernia surgery is no longer a major operation. Long hospital stays and slow recoveries are things of the past. In many cases, the surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques for hernia repair including the option of robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic surgery allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions with 3-D high definition view. The tiny instruments can bend and rotate well beyond the capabilities of the human wrist. The results are a smaller scar, less pain, shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.Hernias Cannot Heal Themselves
There’s no truth to the rumor that yoga, exercise or weight loss can reverse a hernia. Only surgery can close the gap in the abdominal wall that results in a hernia. And because it can be easier to repair a small hernia than a large one, the sooner you have it repaired, the better.
At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, we are widely recognized for our expertise, excellent outcomes and exceptional patient care. No need to let fear of surgery be an excuse to endure worry and discomfort.Don't Wait. Schedule a Surgical Consult Today
Make time to discuss the full picture of your health during a consult with one of our surgeons. Be honest about any limitations your hernia may be causing you. Our doctors will recommend the most appropriate procedure based on your age, health and symptoms.
Request a consult today by completing this form or call (843) 606-7820.