There are no exercises, devices or medications that will fix a hernia. Hernias do not get better or go away on their own and can lead to life threatening complications. For this reason, your doctor will likely recommend surgery to fix a hernia even before waiting until it becomes painful or larger.
With hernias, it is often better to treat early than to wait until it’s too late. Certain hernias, like inguinal or groin hernias, are especially important to treat early in their course.
Hernia repair is a common surgical procedure. Hernias are repaired with either traditional open cut techniques or with minimally invasive techniques.
Our procedures will often allow you to return home the same day! Minimally invasive surgeries, performed with either laparoscopic or robotic techniques, offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with decreased pain compared to open surgery.
Although Dr. Lourié has decades of experience with laparoscopic hernia repair, he now prefers to use advanced robotic surgery for the treatment and repair of inguinal (groin), incisional, ventral, and many umbilical (belly button) hernias in both men and women. Robotic surgery has the same benefits as laparoscopic surgery, but allows the surgeon better visualization, dexterity and precision and is the most advanced, minimally invasive procedure available. In many cases Dr. Lourié can perform robotic hernia surgery in patients who would have otherwise required an open hernia repair.
Dr. Lourié teaches advanced robotic hernia repair techniques to surgeons from around the country.
Watch the video above for more information on robotic hernia repair. Ask Dr. Lourié if you are a candidate for da Vinci robotic hernia repair.