Some conditions are relatively easy for a physician to diagnose. There are certain symptoms and signs along with other risk factors making the condition or disease easier to pinpoint. When it comes to hernias, the challenge of hernia diagnosis in women can be quite frustrating for the woman.
Beaumont Health in Southfield has increased its fleet of robotic surgery systems by 50% after adding 24 da Vinci robotic surgical systems. The demand for minimally invasive surgical procedures, including hernia procedures, continues to increase and Beaumont will soon have more capacity to treat an additional 2,200 patients with minimally invasive robotic surgery.
“We expanded the robotic surgery program to meet demand,” says Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, president of Beaumont Health. “Our patients — and their physicians — deserve access to the latest technology available. The robotic surgery teams at all eight Beaumont Health hospitals are recognized as the best of the best. More robots mean more patients will have access to these experts and advanced capabilities when they need it most.”
Dr. Randy Janczyk and Dr. Anthony Iacco are excited about what this means for their patients.
“When robotic surgery is appropriate for the patient and the situation, we generally see great outcomes,” says Dr. Anthony Iacco, medical director of robotics at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and lead investigator for the study. “This is a win-win both for the patient’s experience and for reducing time spent in the hospital.”
Although more hernia surgeries are performed each year on men, it seems a higher percentage of women suffer the risk of significant chronic pain. Many physicians and surgery centers are studying inguinal hernia surgery in females and lowering the risk of chronic pain.
Anyone can develop a hernia, but some people are more at risk. There are some factors of which you have no control, and then there are those you create all by yourself. Preventing one might be possible as long as you don’t add to the behaviors that make you more susceptible.
There are various types of hernias which occur in different places in our body. One type you may have heard of is an incisional hernia located at the site of a previous surgery. In fact, a parastomal hernia is the most common complication of an ostomy surgery. Let us explain. How do parastomal hernias develop?
If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications? We think we know the answer. Fortunately, there are more and more surgical procedures available that offer a minimally invasive alternative. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
With some medical issues it is acceptable to follow the watch and wait approach. When it comes to a hernia, you can’t be so nonchalant or procrastinate. There are too many serious risks of leaving a hernia untreated for very long.
It’s never a good idea to put off surgery, and especially when it comes to hernia surgery. Maybe you have heard wild tales about problems with recovery or the surgery itself. Don’t be led astray, and don’t let these hernia myths stop you from surgery.
An umbilical hernia is quite common in infants and newborns, but adults can be affected too. It develops when part of the bowel (intestines) or fatty tissue presses through a weak spot in the abdominal wall near the navel. Let’s find out more about an umbilical hernia: what you need to know.
If you’ve been told you have an inguinal hernia, here is what you need to know. The first thing you should know is that it is a common condition, and secondly, it won’t go away on its own.