Hiatal Hernia

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers minimally invasive robotic-assisted hernia repair surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci gives the surgeon more control, better precision and improved visibility.

Surgery is a common treatment to repair hernias, often using a mesh material to reinforce the tissue in the affected area. This mesh allows for a “tension-free” repair. This decreases postoperative pain, allows for quicker recovery and decreases the chance of recurrence.

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up into the chest through a small opening in the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the stomach from the chest. A hiatal hernia results in retention of acid and other contents above this opening. These acids and other substances can easily back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Robotic-assisted surgery to repair hiatal hernias involves the surgeon pulling the sac of the hernia down out of the chest and repairing the hole in the diaphragm with mesh.

To contact a physician who performs minimally invasive robotic hernia surgery, call 866-442-3627 or view the following profile(s) for physician contact information: