HERNIA Minimally Invasive Surgery
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that tissue or organs protrude through. The most common form of hernia is an inguinal hernia which causes swelling and pain and may feel like a bulge or bump under the skin. Hernia surgery is often recommended to prevent future complications including bowel obstruction and bowel strangulation.
Hernia Surgery Experts
The Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Hudson Valley Surgical are known throughout Westchester and the New York Metro's medical community as the experts in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) hernia surgery utilizing robotic and laparoscopic techniques. Our surgeons have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of hernia types and will recommend the best approach to repairing your hernia. As a team Hudson Valley Surgical group has completed over 10,400 hernia surgeries in the past 30+ years.
"A great number of physicians come to us for their hernia repair because they know we will take care of them."
- Dr. Har Chi Lau
The surgeons of Hudson Valley Surgical Group usually repair a hernia through a single incision procedure that can take as little as fifteen minutes. This method of hernia repair is often an outpatient procedure, resulting in less pain and making it possible for patients to return to their normal activities in a shorter amount of time.
A Custom Solution for Each Patient
The surgeons at Hudson Valley Surgical Group design a custom solution based on each patient’s need. If mesh is the solution, our surgeons take a multi-level approach to the type of selection of mesh they use including but not limited to weave, porosity, material and weight. In addition, they have perfected an approach for placement of the mesh which weaves the mesh within the various layers of the wall of the abdomen and beneath the muscles which provides a stronger bond and also allows for additional abdominal surgeries in the future eliminating undue complications from the mesh presence. In some applications, they integrate dissolvable mesh depending on the case and presenting patient. Each patient gets a tailored (concierge approach)
Experts at Reoccurrence or Rejection of Surgery
The surgeons at Hudson Valley Surgical Group are experts at evaluation and rectifying complex abdominal wall issues that are either a result of a hernia re-occurrence or they are issues so complex that other surgeons have declined proceeding with surgery. This team takes the time to customize a solution that is right for each patient and minimizes recovery by use of the least invasive method possible (either traditional open surgery, laparoscopic or robotic). Hudson Valley surgeons take great pride in their extremely low conversion rate from laparoscopic to traditional open surgeries as compared with the national average.
Patient Benefits to Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair
- Faster recovery In most cases MIS hernia surgery patients are able to return to normal activities in one week.
- Less risk for wound infections Wound infections and complications have significantly decreased with essentially no blood loss and less trauma to the body.
- Less scarring MIS hernia surgery requires small incisions resulting in less noticeable scars.
- Less anesthesia MIS hernia surgery is ideal for patients with sensitivity to anesthesia.
- Decrease surgery time Superior and precise technology have decreased surgery time.
- Less pain MIS hernia surgery results in less post-operative pain.